Shell and Eni embroiled in ‘unholy mess’ over Nigerian oil

by | April 21, 2017 7:39 pm



When Royal Dutch Shell was awarded sole control of a prized Nigerian offshore oil exploration licence called OPL 245 in 2002, there were hopes of a fresh start for international energy companies in Africa’s most crude-rich nation. According to an oil industry journal at the time, the deal was designed to revive stalled exploration and…

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