Shell Oil Company Losses from Theft and Sabotage in 2010

Oil company Shell reported losing 22,310 barrels of oil from 112 incidents of oil smuggling theft and sabotage in 2010.

187 people were arrested by security agents who were invovled in oil smuggling activities. 28 barges, 20 tankers, 15 vehicles and 38 other boats that were invovled in the smuggling of oil was also seized by authorities in 2010.

Source: AFP, “27,580 barrels of Shell oil spilt in Nigeria in 2010,” Google News, May 27, 2011.