Dutch appeals courtroom guidelines Shell’s Nigeria unit is chargeable for oil leaks

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Attendees stand beneath a Shell emblem on the Royal Dutch Shell company pavilion in the course of the twenty first World Petroleum Congress in Moscow.

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A Dutch appeals courtroom on Friday mentioned that the Nigerian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell was chargeable for oil pipeline leaks within the Niger Delta and ordered it to pay unspecified damages.

The choice went a step additional than a 2013 ruling by a decrease courtroom, saying that Shell’s Nigerian subsidiary was chargeable for a number of circumstances of oil air pollution.

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