Nigeria Seeks Up To $11.5B For Shell Oil Spill

Law360, New York (March 27, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT) -- Nigeria's shipping agency reportedly sought $6.5 billion from Royal Dutch Shell PLC related to a December 2011 oil spill at an offshore drilling site, after a Nigerian oil regulator called for a $5 billion fine over the leak in July.

On Thursday in Nigeria, the country's Maritime Administration and Safety Agency asked for the $6.5 billion figure at a parliamentary hearing, seeking to compensate some 100 communities it said had been hurt by the spill of roughly 40,000 barrels of oil at Shell's Bonga offshore facility,...
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