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TotalFinaElf Evacuates Nigeria Oilfield

France’s TotalFinaElf shut its oil production facilities in Nigeria’s western delta and evacuated workers on Saturday because of spiraling tribal unrest in the area, company officials said. “We decided to shut our production and evacuate the area because of the deteriorating situation,” a company official said in Lagos. In the same region, other workers were stranded in a major ChevronTexaco oil export terminal as angry villagers prevented them from leaving, industry sources said. The leaders of the Ijaw ethnic community, which has been clashing with the army since Thursday, raised their death toll estimates from 14 to 58, all allegedly killed in army raids on villages. Full Story

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