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Shell faces lawsuit over Nigerian oil spill

Posted On: Oct. 10, 2019 6:25 AM CST

Two units of Royal Dutch Shell PLC have been sued for their involvement in the Bonga oil spill in Nigeria in December 2011, Bloomberg reported. The lawsuit claims that Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Co. Ltd. and Shell International Trading & Shipping Co. Ltd. allegedly undermined the emergency response to the spill of 40,000 barrels of oil into the sea and made inadequate efforts to contain it.

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