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Shell, Eni preempt any U.S. probe over Nigeria with filings

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By Libby GeorgeLONDON (Reuters) - Oil giants Royal Dutch Shell and Eni have voluntarily filed to U.S. authorities internal probes into how they acquired a giant field in Nigeria as the companies seek to fight corruption allegations in Europe and Africa.The filings, to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), do not mean U.S. authorities are investigating Shell or Eni.But the move shows the companies are trying to preempt questions from the United States as they face one of the oil industry's biggest-ever graft trials in Italy, to begin in May in ...

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 17:30 IST
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