Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Niger Delta Oil Spills – UK Court

Members of the Bodo community in Nigeria sued Shell Petroleum Development Company (Nigeria) ltd in the High Court in London for two massive oil spills in the Niger Delta in 2008. The Bodo community, a rural coastal settlement consisting of 49,000 people in 35 villages, claims the spills devastated over 90 square km of the local land, mangroves and waterways. In August 2011 Shell admitted liability for the two oil spills but not for the amount of oil spilled or the extent of the damage. In January 2015, it was reported that Shell agreed to pay $83.5 million (£55 million) to settle the lawsuit: $53.1 million to 15,600 fishermen and farmers and $30.4 million to the Bodo community.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $83,500,000

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database