Sunday, February 08, 2009

Shell Gas Plant in Nigeria Attacked by Militants

Nigeria’s main militant group said it attacked a gas plant operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s second-largest oil company.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, or MEND, attacked the Utorogun site today, it said in an e-mailed statement. Precious Okolobo, a Shell spokesman in Nigeria, confirmed the attack. “We’re carrying out checks on the plant,” Okolobo said by phone from Lagos.

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