Management, Remediation and Compensation in Cases of Crude Oil Spills in Nigeria: An Appraisal
Journal of Mineral Resources Law, Vol. 8(1) 2018
16 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2019
Date Written: December 11, 2018
The goal of this article is to inquire and consider the viability of the management, remediation and compensation in cases of crude oil spills in Nigeria and also appraise the adequacy or otherwise of the compensation of victims of oil spillage in Nigeria. The article implored doctrinal research and collated data were qualitatively analysed. Part of the findings of the article is that oil spillage is prevalent in Nigeria and those who are affected by spillages are barely or inadequately compensated due to the antics of the multinational oil companies which is hinged on the lacunae in some of the municipal legislation regulating the oil industry in Nigeria. It is however recommended that the legal framework regulating the oil industry in Nigeria be re-positioned in such a manner that issues arising from oil spillages will be properly managed and addressed including payment of compensation to victims of oil spillage where that be the case. This article is geared towards revealing the plights of victims of oil spillage in Nigeria as well as the epileptic legal regime regulating the oil industry in Nigeria.
Keywords: Petroleum, Compensation, Spills, Blow-Out
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