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Vol 62 No 4

Published 18th February 2021


Shell retreats from the Delta

The Anglo-Dutch giant is losing its battle to fight off international lawsuits over pollution

Shell is retreating from onshore oilfields in the Niger Delta under a cloud, facing lawsuits, recriminations and so far failing to deal with some of the most serious pollution on the planet. In its place, Nigerian interests are stepping in and spending hundreds of millions of dollars in ventures that could yield little fruit, given global attempts to pull away from oil to combat climate change.

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