Nigeria Oil Spill

December 26, 2011 - 4:40 PM
A section of an oil spill is seen off the coast of the Niger Delta in Nigeria, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. Officials with Royal Dutch Shell PLC say they've contained the worst Nigeria offshore oil spill in more than a decade. Shell officials said Monday that the Dec. 20 spill that saw less than 40,000 barrels of oil pouring into the Atlantic Ocean has been dispersed. Shell officials acknowledged those aboard the Bonga vessel only noticed the spill after seeing it in the morning light, likely hours after it began leaking. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)