In 2022, Shell made claims of a substantial decrease in oil spills caused by sabotage in Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta, which was attributable to the shutdown of activities for six months following attacks.
According to Shell’s annual report, which was obtained by Reuters news, the amount of crude oil spilt as a result of sabotage in the Delta decreased to 600 tonnes from 3,300 tonnes the previous year. Such leaks decreased from 106 to 7
“The decreased number of incidents in 2022 correlates with a shutdown of production for about six months because of an unprecedented increase of crude oil theft from the Trans Niger,” it said.
The primary onshore oil and gas joint venture in Nigeria is operated by Shell and is called SPDC. For years, operational problems, theft, and sabotage have plagued SPDC.