Shell evacuates workers from Nigerian oil facilities

01/23/2006
Royal Dutch Shell PLC evacuated a reported 326 workers from one of its oil facilities in Nigeria on Jan. 15 after 16 people were killed or wounded in an attack by unidentified gunmen.Harriman Oyofo, Shell Petroleum Development Co.’s external affairs manager, said that the company commenced evacuation of the personnel on duty from Benisede and neighboring flow-stations Opukushi, Ogbotobo, and Tunu in Bayelsa State.Benisede is a riverside pumping station, which gathers crude oil from a network of wells in swampland around the Bomadi Creek, and part of the Niger/Delta, about 300 km southeast of Lagos.Shell said one of its workers was killed and ten more injured in the raid, while Niger...
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