Nigeria aims to pass Petroleum Industry Bill by mid-2018

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    Shell Oil spill in the Delta region of Nigeria. The local tribe, the Ijaw, complain of loosing their fishing as a result as well as having their water source poisoned. They also recieve no compensation from Shell's poor pipeline maintenance.

    LAGOS – Nigeria’s lower chamber aims to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), aimed at overhauling the West African nation’s energy sector, in the second quarter of 2018, a lawmaker said on Monday.

    Akinlaja Joseph, chairman of the Petroleum Resources Committee (Downstream) in the House of Representatives, said lawmakers aimed to pass all three parts of the sprawling bill at the same time.

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