Court orders FG to renew Shell’s OML 11 for 20 years


The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the Minister of Petroleum Resources to grant the renewal of the Oil Mineral Lease 11 to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria for 20 years.

The Judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in his judgment delivered on Shell’s suit, ruled that renewal would be for 20 years and not 30, as requested by the company.

‎ Shell had set up a suit against the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the Minister of State.

President Muhammadu Buhari doubles as the Minister of Petroleum Resources.

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