22 Dec '11, 6pm

Shell spills up to 40,000 barrels of crude oil off the coast of the Niger delta. Worst spill in decade.

An oil spill off the coast of the Niger delta is likely to be the worst the region has seen in over a decade. That's not counting onshore leaks, though; those are almost constant . The Guardian reports : The company said up to 40,000 barrels of crude oil was spilled on Wednesday while it was transferred from a floating oil platform to a tanker 75 miles off the coast of the Niger delta.All production from the Bonga field, which produces around 200,000 barrels a day, was last night suspended. "Early indications show that less than 40,000 barrels of oil have leaked in total. Spill response procedures have been initiated and emergency control and spill risk procedures are up and running," said Tony Okonedo, a Shell Nigeria spokesman. The leak, which occurred on Tuesday at Shell's Bonga field, is said to be the worst offshore spill since the Mobil spill of 1998. AFP quotes Pete...

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