Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Dutch Court orders Shell to pay Nigerian farmers damages for spill


In a landmark verdict, a Dutch court, Wednesday morning, ordered Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, a subsidiary of the global petroleum company, Shell, to pay damages in just one of the five cases brought against it by farmers in Nigeria's oil rich Niger Delta at the Hague.

The court dismissed four other cases brought against the oil giant. It ruled that those oil spills were not caused by defective maintenance by Shell, but by sabotage from third parties.

Details later.


Source: Premium Times

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