January 2015

Shell agrees $84m deal over Niger Delta oil spill

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to a $84m settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spills.

Shell and Niger Delta oil spill

Lawyers for 15,600 Nigerian fishermen say their clients will receive $3,300 each for losses caused by the spills.

The remaining $30m will be left for the community, which law firm Leigh Day says was "devastated by the two massive oil spills in 2008 and 2009".

These were among the biggest spills in decades of oil exploration in Nigeria.

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