The Nigerian Oil Spill Monitor gives public access to current official data on oil spills collected by the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), the Nigerian environmental regulator, and displays this in an online map.

By making the oil spill data more visible the system aims to show more clearly which oil companies are engaged with the regulatory bodies and are fulfilling their legal responsibilities. It also aims to show the scale of the illegal refining activities and oil theft that now occurs in the Niger Delta and how much of a problem this currently is.

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