Bonga Oil Spill: Senate Seeks Compensation for Victims

Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) yesterday told Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) to provide palliatives for communities affected by the recent oil spill on its Bonga Offshore platform. The Bonga oil spill, with a loss of 35, 000 barrels, occurred on December 20 last year during a routine export operation to transfer crude oil from Bonga’s Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO).

The Committee Chairman, Senator Emmanuel Paulker, told SNEPCO’s Managing Director, Mr. Chidi Onyejekwe, during an interactive session that the Bonga spill was big enough to impact negatively on the marine life of the people and urged the oil producing company to “offer palliative measures for the affected people as well as remediate the environment for them.”

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/bonga-oil-spill-senate-seeks-compensation-for-victims/108396/

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