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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Nigerians Threaten Oil

WARRI, Nigeria -- Nigerian communities demanding compensation for a Mobil Corp. oil spill threatened over the weekend to halt the operations of other oil majors working in the Niger Delta.

A statement from the group of 61 communities said Royal Dutch/Shell, Chevron Corp., Agip and Texaco would be targeted from Monday to put pressure on Mobil to pay for damage they allege was caused by a ruptured oil pipeline.

"We will take appropriate steps to make operation difficult or impossible for all oil companies in Niger Delta if that is what Mobil wants," said a statement from the Association of Mobil Spill Affected Communities group.

The compensation claims follow a spill from Mobil's Idoho offshore platform in January 1998, which affected communities farther west where Mobil itself has no operations.