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Shell Says It Faces Dutch Prosecution Over Nigeria License

  • Charges relate to 2011 settlement of disputes over OPL 245
  • Deal already subject to litigation in Nigeria, trial in Milan
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Royal Dutch Shell Plc is facing prosecution in the Netherlands over a license in Nigeria, intensifying its legal troubles from a transaction that has dogged the company for years.

“We have been informed by the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office that they are nearing the conclusion of their investigation and are preparing to prosecute,” The Hague-based Shell said Friday. The case is related to the 2011 settlement of disputes over Oil Prospecting License 245 in the Gulf of Guinea.