Petroleum spills and the communicative response from petroleum agencies and companies: Impact assessment from the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

Kingsley E. Ukhurebor, Blessed F. Ngonso, Peter E. Egielewa, Giuseppe T. Cirella*, Bamikole O. Akinsehinde, Vincent A. Balogune

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Abstract

Petroleum spills in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria (NDR) have had far-reaching consequences on the entire ecosystem, impacting the aquatic, atmospheric, and terrestrial environments, and significantly affecting the livelihoods of the indigenous population. The adverse effects of these spills often result in violent reactions from the affected communities, leading them to demand compensation from the responsible petroleum agencies or companies. In response to such incidents, the agencies and companies have undertaken efforts to mitigate the situation by actively engaging with the affected communities, seeking to appease and pacify them while conducting cleanup operations. This study explores the environmental impacts of petroleum spills in the NDR and assesses the effects on the host community. A specific focus is placed on examining the communicative responses from various agencies and companies within the petroleum sector. To achieve this goal, the investigation employs a perspective-based review and survey approach, allowing for a comprehensive analysis of the situation from multiple angles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101331
Number of pages13
JournalThe Extractive Industries and Society
Volume15
Early online date15 Aug 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sept 2023

Keywords

  • Ecosystem
  • Environment impact
  • Industrial waste management
  • Oil and gas spills
  • Survey

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