UK Supreme Court rules in favour of allowing Nigerians file petitions against Shell in English courts

The UK Supreme Court on Friday allowed a group of 42,500 Nigerian farmers and fishermen to sue Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) in English courts after years of oil spills in the Niger Delta contaminated land and groundwater. Senior judges said there was an arguable case that UK-domiciled Shell, one of the world’s biggest energy companies,… Read More UK Supreme Court rules in favour of allowing Nigerians file petitions against Shell in English courts

Energy company Shell vows to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050

Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell vowed to eliminate net carbon emissions by 2050, raising its ambition from previous targets, as oil output was set to decline from its 2019 peak. The Anglo-Dutch company is in the midst of its largest overhaul yet as it prepares to expand its renewables and low-carbon business in the face… Read More Energy company Shell vows to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050

Environmentalists, farmers win Dutch court case over Shell oil spills in Nigeria

In a victory for environmentalists, a Dutch appeals court on Friday said that the Nigerian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell was responsible for multiple oil pipeline leaks in the Niger Delta and ordered it to pay unspecified damages to farmers. The case was brought in 2008 by four farmers and environmental group Friends of the… Read More Environmentalists, farmers win Dutch court case over Shell oil spills in Nigeria

UK court throws out Nigerian corruption case against oil firms Shell, Eni

An English court threw out a $1.1 billion case Nigeria had brought against Royal Dutch Shell and Eni related to a dispute over the OPL 245 oilfield, a court document showed on Friday, while a related trial in Italy continues. The Nigerian government filed the case in 2018 at a commercial court in London alleging… Read More UK court throws out Nigerian corruption case against oil firms Shell, Eni

Dutch court to hear case by widows of executed Nigerian activists against Shell

A Dutch court said on Wednesday it has jurisdiction to hear a damages suit brought against Royal Dutch Shell by four widows of activists executed by the Nigerian government in 1995. In a preliminary decision, judges at the Hague District Court said they would allow the suit to go forward, a rare win in a… Read More Dutch court to hear case by widows of executed Nigerian activists against Shell

Police rescue two Shell oil workers kidnapped in Rivers State

Two Royal Dutch Shell oil workers who were kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Niger Delta region last week have been rescued, a police spokesman and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) said on Tuesday. Kidnappings for ransom occur in much of Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, but are particularly prevalent in the Niger Delta… Read More Police rescue two Shell oil workers kidnapped in Rivers State

Gunmen abduct two Shell workers, kill police escorts in Rivers State

Two Royal Dutch Shell oil workers were kidnapped, and their police escorts killed, in Nigeria’s restive Delta region, a police spokesman said on Friday. The workers were in Rivers State, returning from an official trip to Bayelsa state, when they were attacked. “The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) regrets to confirm the… Read More Gunmen abduct two Shell workers, kill police escorts in Rivers State

Oil companies Eni and Shell to stand trial over purchase of Nigerian offshore oil block

Oil giants Eni and Shell are to stand trial in Milan on Monday, charged with bribery and corruption in the purchase of an offshore oilfield in Nigeria. Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi, his predecessor Paolo Scaroni and several officials from Eni and Shell are among those facing the judge. ​Former Nigerian oil minister Dan Etete is… Read More Oil companies Eni and Shell to stand trial over purchase of Nigerian offshore oil block