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Shell Shut Down Nigeria Production

Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday that it had stopped 14,200 bpd production

Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday that it had stopped 14,200 bpd production after local communities in Nigeria surrounded one of its oil fields.

Some members of some communities have surrounded the Agbada 1 flow station" in the oil-rich but troubled Niger Delta in southern Nigeria., Shell spokesman Simon Buerk said.

However, Shell's Corporate External Relations Manager, Mr. Donald Boham said that the spill was the reason why the clean-up exercise was not extended to the area, and also why the community was not entitled to compensation.

The community?s leaders were, however, said to have disagreed with Shell and also turned down a joint inspection of the affected site.