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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

''Exposing Shell’s Blood Money in Nigeria''

good stuff/great blog..............From Spin Watch
By Andy Rowell

''Hats off to our friends at Platform, the oil industry watch-dog. For the last few years, they have been digging around Shell’s dirty dealings in the Niger Delta. Last week they released a briefing paper, co-published by SpinWatch, which showed that Shell is still at heart of the vortex of violence that continues in the Delta.

The briefing paper, called Dirty Work, examined Shell’s security spending in Nigeria. It revealed that the oil company spent $383m over three years protecting staff and installations in Niger delta region. This represents about 40 per cent of the $1 billion Shell spends globally on security.''

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