More ogonis face hanging.

[Mandela] also revealed that the oil company Shell had sent a deputation to see him, but said that he would not give up his campaign for worldwide oil sanctions against Nigeria. "I am not pessimistic. My first attempt with Prime Minister John Major was not as effective as it could be. But I have faced problems before."

"In my view we should use the strongest method to show our disgust and resentment at what he has done. We are dealing with an illegitimate, barbaric, arrogant military dictatorship which has murdered activists, using a kangaroo court and false evidence," he declared.

Mr Mandela has warned Shell to "suspend" its $3.8 billion liquefied natural gas project in Nigeria or face action against Shell in South Africa....

  • The Clinton administration has decided against imposing a ban on imports of Nigerian crude oil, the Washington Post said last week, quoting administration officials.Principal Clients Nigerian

    Source: McGreal, Chris. "More ogonis face hanging." Guardian Weekly, December 3, 1995, p.4.


    Commerce (1992):
    United States 40.5%
    European Union 39.5%
    United Kingdom 2.3%

  • Oil constitutes 97.6% of Nigerian exports.

    Nigerian crude oil production in barrels (1995):
    Shell 910,000 Agip 130,000
    Chevron 380,000 Elf 95,000
    Mobil 310,000 Texaco 60,000

    Source: Le Monde, November 13, 1995, p. 2.