Last week’s fire and small oil spill at a rig in the Gulf of Mexico sparked fears - apparently...

|By:, SA News Editor
Last week’s fire and small oil spill at a rig in the Gulf of Mexico sparked fears - apparently unfounded - of a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon environmental disaster, but a catastrophe could be unfolding at the Niger Delta, where a leaky Exxon Mobil (XOM) pipeline has sent an oil slick 20 miles along the coast. Shell also has seen many problems in Nigeria, from spills to theft.