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May 2011

Shell sued over oil spill in Niger Delta

By: 
Rowena Mason - The Telegraph

Royal Dutch Shell has been hit with a class-action lawsuit in London by the Bodo community of Nigeria, which suffered a "devastating" oil spill when a key pipeline burst in the summer of 2008.

The community filed a lawsuit last month at the High Court against both Royal Dutch Shell and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, raising the possibility of a drawn-out legal battle for compensation.

Posted Date: 
2 May 2011

North Sea taxes: The fight turns nasty

By: 
The Guardian

Sudden lurches in tax policy just make life harder for businesses and deprive measures of vital oversight and consultation

Posted Date: 
2 May 2011

Minister to review oil licensing terms

By: 
Lorna Siggins, The Irish Times

MINISTER FOR Energy Pat Rabbitte has accepted a Fianna Fáil proposal to review the State’s oil and gas licensing terms at Oireachtas committee level.

Mr Rabbitte said he was happy to “tease the issue out” when Oireachtas committees are set up, but warned that “you’ll still have different opinions”.

Posted Date: 
2 May 2011