Shell appeals court judgement in Nigeria

May 23rd, 2006 | by Andrew Ó Baoill |

From InterWorldRadio:

The oil company Shell has appealed against a Nigerian court order to pay one and half billion dollars to the Ijaw community in Nigeria. The fine is intended to compensate for environmental damage. Nigeria’s oil output has been cut by about 25 per cent after a series of attacks on oil installations and kidnappings of foreign oil workers by Ijaw militants. They want to see Nigeria’s oil wealth benefiting the local community.

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