Lagos- Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)has denied allegations leveled
against it by Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human
Rights and Development (CEHRD).
In a press statement on Thursday, Shell described the accusations of manipulating
oil spill investigations as unsubstantiated.
Shell expressed regret that some NGO’s continue to take a campaigning
approach rather than focusing on on-the-ground solutions that bring societal
Shell also rejected assertions that it has exaggerated the impact
of crude oil theft and sabotage to distract attention from its operational
Amnesty International had on Thursday in a new report said that oil giant,
Shell, manipulates oil spill investigations in Nigeria.
The report said it has uncovered cases where Shell deliberately provided
wrong information on the causes of oil spills, the volume of oil spill, or the
extent and adequacy of clean up measures.