Royal Dutch Shell has recently revealed that the volume of crude oil spills caused by sabotage in Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta dropped by 40% in 2020 to 1,400 tonnes as reported by Reuters.

The revelation is coming not too long after the appeal court judgment passed on Shell Nigeria operations as regards to environmental pollution caused by incessant oil spillages encroaching farmlands of the host communities.

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The total number of major spills caused by theft and sabotage also dropped to 122 incidents in 2020 from 156 incidents the previous year, Shell said in its annual report.

Shell is the operator of Nigeria main onshore oil and gas joint venture SPDC which has struggled for years to contain spills in the Delta caused due to operational incidents, theft and sabotage.

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