Nigeria’s Supreme Court said a Shell subsidiary can appeal a judgment directing the company to pay compensation over alleged pollution in a legal dispute that is holding up the oil giant’s efforts to sell assets in the West African country.
Nigeria is seeking to recover as much as $62billion (£50.6bn) from international oil companies, using a 2018 Supreme Court ruling the state says enables it to increase its share of income from production-sharing contracts.
The US Supreme Court has agreed to weigh Venezuela's bid to block a lawsuit filed by an American oil drilling rig company, which claims the South American country seized 11 drilling rigs six years ago.
Donald Trump took his latest objection to plans for an offshore windfarm near his north-east golf resort to the Supreme Court yesterday.
The US tycoon is appealing against the Scottish Government’s decision to approve the 11-turbine scheme at Aberdeen Bay amid fears it will spoil the views from his golf resort at Menie, near Balmedie.
But last night the presidential candidate was accused of trying to “kill off” economically beneficial projects, and was urged instead to “do good” with his wealth.
WWF Scotland director Lang Banks said Mr Trump was “wrong to be trying to frustrate Scotland’s ambition to create clean power and green jobs”.