Thieves blight Niger Delta swamps with spilt oil

by | March 14, 2013 12:04 pm

 In a mangrove forest at the edge of a Niger Delta swamp, a film of oil shimmers in rainbow colors for hundreds of meters around Royal Dutch Shell’s Nembe creek pipeline. The cause of this latest environmental catastrophe, Shell says, was an unprecedented level of oil theft targeting a pipeline pumping 150,000 barrels of oil…

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