Search

 

Cablegate: Nigeria: Youths Shut Shell Flow Station

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

121555Z Jul 05

UNCLAS LAGOS 001107

SIPDIS

STATE PASS DOE FOR DAS JBRODMAN AND CGAYE
STATE PASS DOC KBURRESS
STATE PASS TRANSPORTATION MARAD
STATE PASS USAID FOR GWEYNAND AND SLAWAETZ
STATE PASS EX-IM FOR JRICHTER AND KVRANICH
STATE PASS OPIC FOR ZHAN AND JEDWARDS
STATE PASS TDA FOR NCABOT AND BTERNET

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EPET ELAB KDEM PGOV NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: YOUTHS SHUT SHELL FLOW STATION


1. (U) The Billie, River State, flow station of oil giant
Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) was shut down by
angry youths on July 6. Press reports associated the
youths' action with the National Political Reform
Conference's refusal to grant greater control of oil and gas
resources to states located in the Niger Delta region.
owver, Sell Exernal Affairs Director, Don Boham
disagreed, saying issues regarding outstanding community
projects agreed to in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
signed by SPDC and the Billie Community were the root cause
of the protest.

2. (U) Boham confirmed that the flow station, which produces
about 40,000 barrels of crude oil daily, was reopened on
Thursday July 7, but later shut in again by the angry
protesters. He stated no workers have been taken hostage,
and there have been no threats to workers' lives or company
property. Boham says negotiations are currently on-going
between SPDC and community leaders. Meanwhile, the flow
station remains closed.

Howe

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Climate Change: Record Northern Heat, Fuels Concerns Over US Wildfire Destruction

More than 78,000 acres of forest in the Sierra mountains in California has been lost due to wildfires. Photo: San Francisco Fire Department The northern hemisphere experienced its warmest August ever, the World Meteorological Organization ( WMO ... More>>

UN: Guterres Condemns Killing Of Journalists, Following Beheading Of Mexican Crime Reporter

© UNESCO | International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Following the gruesome death of a Mexican journalist specializing in crime reporting, who was found beheaded on Wednesday, UN chief António Guterres has issued a statement condemning ... More>>

UN: WHO Warns Against Potential Ebola Spread In DR Congo And Beyond

Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. ... More>>

WWF: Living Planet Report Reveals Average Two-Thirds Decline In Wildlife Populations Since 1970

According to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020 released today, global populations* of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a century. The decline is due in large part to the very ... More>>