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Hundreds of Bille and Ogale Residents are Suing Shell and its Nigerian Subsidiary for Oil Leaks

Shell Plc is seeking to hide from scrutiny over pollution in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta, lawyers for over 13,000 Nigerians said in London’s High Court on Tuesday, charges that the corporation firmly disputes. According to the report, most leaks were caused by illicit third-party activity, such as pipeline sabotage and oil theft. The corporation is requesting that the High Court schedule an initial hearing in early 2024 to determine if sections of the lawsuit were brought too late and whether SPDC is accountable for oil leaks caused by third-party involvement. Shell claims that two further trials might follow to evaluate the charges against its subsidiary and Shell’s purported culpability as its parent corporation.