The Killing Fields

Number 17975
Subject Oil
Source In These Times (Chicago)
State IL
Year 2001
Publication Date June 25
Summary In fuel-rich Nigeria, the people and the environment pay for the harvest of gas and oil. Of the most deadly consequences are explosions brought on by leaking gas pipelines, sometimes sabotaged by Nigerians looking for gas to sell on the black market. Oil spills have also devastated certain communities with their polluted aftermath.
Category General
Pages 32
Keywords pipeline;environment;safety;gasoline;oil pollution;Niger Delta;fuel shortages;corruption;Shell Petroleum Development Corporation;Royal/Dutch Shell;oil spill;sabotage;Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
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