Ina Iwherekhan community member filed a lawsuit against SPDC in an attempt to shut down the gas flaring facility.
La quema de gas ha estado prohibida en Nigeria desde It operated largely onshore on dry land or in the mangrove swamp. No current Shell executives are on trial in Italy, but a former senior executive, Malcolm Brinded, who headed exploration and production, and three other former employees are defendants.
The payment was aimed at ending a long-running legal battle between Shell and a company called Malabu, which involved a former Nigerian oil minister, Dan Etete. Shell remains the operator. In the same line, the PPT recognized in this widespread practice the current shortcoming of international law, namely the impossibility of accessing justice and obtaining a remedy that is increasingly becoming an unbearable burden for affected communities, as well as for the laws that are supposed to give them shelter.
Shell fue declarada culpable en uno de los casos. An investigation team was sent to determine the cause of the oil spill.
However, it denies the allegations of the plaintiffs and argues that the cause of the oil spills was oil theft and sabotage. Second, the community sought N10 billion in general damages caused by the oil spill.