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Shell commences recovery of spilled crude at Adibawa oil fields

By News Express on 07/08/2015

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has commenced the recovery of spilled crude from its Adibawa oil fields.

The traditional ruler of Edagberi community, Chief Sunny Jacob Ubele, said on Thursday that the oil recovery commenced on Tuesday.

He said the recovery started after the resolution of a faceoff between the officials of SPDC and the Chairman of Ahoada West Local Government in Rivers.

He said that the community cooperated with officials of the oil firm but expressed reservations when Shell officials attempted to manipulate the Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) procedure.

Ubele said: “It is very untrue that we denied them access, if we did how did they managed to stop the spill.

“They had fixed a JIV on our meeting day and we told them to fix it for the next day.

“When we go there with them we found out they went to the site unilaterally and tampered with the evidences that would assist in arriving at conclusions, so we told them that we were excluded from that exercise.

“We pointed out to them what they did and we declined to sign the JIV reports because we were not part of it. Therefore, the JIV was inconclusive.

“There is no truth in the allegations, today the council of chief met and restated that they should commence recovery of crude from the site.”

Meanwhile, SPDC said that the oil leakage from its oil fields located in Edagberi community in Rivers was caused by thieves who targeted the Well Head.

A statement from Mr. Joseph Obari, an SPDC spokesman, regretted the delay to an investigation of a leak at Adibawa Well 8 in the Eastern Niger Delta, where a suspected attempt to steal the wellhead led to a spill.

The oil firm also alleged that members of its host community were thwarting the efforts of the oil firm to contain the leakage and remediate the polluted environment.

According to the statement, “Following a reported spill at Adibawa Well 8 in the Eastern Niger Delta reported July 12; the statutory Joint Investigation Visit remains delayed.

“The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Ahoada West Local Government, Ikechukwu Obuzor, is leading mediation after the leadership of the Edagberi Betterland community prevented the representatives of industry regulatory agencies, the Rivers State Ministry of Environment and SPDC from accessing the spill site

“After a seeming agreement last week by the leadership of Edagberi Betterland community for oil recovery to commence, a group of youths demanding payment of money and employment refused SPDC Oil Spill Response team access to the site. SPDC regrets the continued delay to recovery of the spilled oil.”

Yhe statement added that the leak was stopped on July 15, but attempts to conduct the statutory Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) on July 16 and 17 to determine the cause and extent of the leak were unsuccessful.

According to the statement, without the JIV, SPDC cannot carry out badly-needed clean up and remediation of the site.

•Photo shows the Adibawa Well 8.

Source News Express

Posted 07/08/2015 04:05:39 AM

 

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