Umuorie Isimiri Community is located in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State. The community people are predominately farmers. Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has eight oil wells with Isimiri Flow Station located by the Imo River, where associated gas is flared daily. Shell Storage tank for borehole water poisoned the community. Conflict exists between the community people and Shell due to the non compliance by Shell, following a court judgement delivered by Court of Appeal Owerri in Imo State, ordering Shell to pay special damages of Naria 1.49 billion (more than USD 9 million) to the community for oil spill and environmental degradation.