Oil Spills in Nigeria Due to Sabotage and Theft

Oil company Royal Dutch Shell said that over 90 percent of oil spills from pipelines and other operations in Nigeria during 2012 were due to acts of sabotage. In its annual sustainability report, the company reported that around 26,000 barrels of oil were spilled in Nigeria.

During 2009 to 2012, Shell estimates that 85 percent oil spills in Nigeria was due to theft and attempted theft.

Source:  Richard Blackden, “Shell demands Nigeria do more to stop rising oil theft,” Telegraph, April 12, 2013.