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Man standing next to Shell oil well in Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria

Shell's Niger Delta settlement could bring more claims

Oil multinational Shell has settled a spill claim for $83.2m with a community in Nigeria’s southern Delta region, in a case that lawyers believe could open up oil companies to further liability claims.

Filled oil drums are seen at Royal Dutch Shell Plc's lubricants blending plant in the town of Torzhok, north-west of Tver, in this November 7, 2014 file photo. Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin/Files

Shell to pay out $83M to settle Nigeria oil spill claims

Royal Dutch Shell will pay out 55 million pounds ($83.4 million) in compensation for two oil spills in Nigeria in 2008 after agreeing a settlement with the affected community.