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$20m payout

RANDY BENNETT, [email protected]

$20m payout

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ONE OF SHELL’S biggest secrets is out.

After waiting over 15 years, almost two dozen Barbadian farmers received close to $20 million in compensation from the Shell oil company seven years ago in a settlement which until now had never been revealed.

Despite those farmers having agreed to sign a no-disclosure agreement with US law firm Cohen, Milstein, Haustein & Toll PLLC, WEEKEND NATION investigations have revealed that Shell Western Supply & Trading Company Ltd paid $17 million in compensation to 20 Christ Church farmers back in 2010, after jet A1 fuel leaked from a pipeline between Grantley Adams International Airport and Oistins terminal, damaging crops and causing a decline in production.

The leakage affected nearly 200 acres of farmland spanning Gibbons Boggs, Wilcox, Pegwell, Chancery Lane and Ealing Grove. (RB)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.