Fresh oil spill reported in Akwa Ibom

The Ibeno people, in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom state and hosts to Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) have reported a fresh oil spill at the Qua Iboe oil fields.

Chief Ukott Esenem, the Village Head of Atia in Ibeno Local Government Area, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the community noticed fresh oil deposits on the coastline.

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“We are tired of these frequent spills, the spill of November is still pending and the cleanup has not been completed before this one occurred again.

“Residents on Ibeno coastline brought the complaint to the chiefs that they encountered oil in the waters and we have drawn the attention of Mobil to it,” Esenem said.

When contacted, Mobil’s Communications Manager Nigel Cookey-Gam confirmed that the oil firm had received reports of fresh oil spills from members of its host communities in Akwa Ibom.

“Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/MPN Joint Venture, confirms that on Dec. 19, 2012, community representatives notified the company of slight oiling on short sections of the shoreline of Ibeno, Akwa Ibom.

“MPN immediately deployed a team to inspect the site and samples of oiling were taken for analysis to help determine the source.

“Sections of shoreline with any oiling will be cleaned immediately.

“MPN restates its commitment to maintaining high safety, health and environmental standards in our operations and is committed to the well-being of our neighbouring communities,” it said.

An oil spill incident traced to a ruptured crude oil pipeline discharged volumes of crude into the Atlantic on Nov. 9.

MPN, operator of the oil fields had said that the oil firm deployed more than 600 personnel in the mop up exercise of the November spill.


  1. Umoren

    The incessant oil spill by Mobil onto the coastline of Ibeno is getting deadly.The worst is that members of the house of Assembly and our dear Senators have never reacted to this violations for once. No one or group from other states of the Federation has ever protested or gathered to raise such issue. The Ibeno people and indeed the Akwa Ibom people continue to suffer to brunt of oil spillage which has now kill all the fish in the river. Life of the people whose land and water the billions of dollars is produced for sharing continue to deteriorate on daily basis.
    In other part of the World where Mobil are equally carrying out their operations, no one heard about such level of environmental violation and damage to the ecosystem. PM News please help published this for people to read, maybe , Nigerians will come to occupy Mobil to help us.

  2. BEN

    Obviously,the dishonorable Diezani was too busy stealing money into her pocket and her man friend(GEJ) pocket to care whether the whole country die or not.Nemesis will catch up with all of you ,God will never forgive you people or generations of your children!!!

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