The Politics of Petroleum

Number 21362
Subject Corruption
Source Los Angeles Times
State LA
Year 2004
Publication Date May 12, 2004
Summary In recent times U.S. search for oil outside the volatile Middle East has led them to Kazakhstan and other countries around the Caspian Sea. This story looks at the government in Kazakhstan and the regime which has a controversial record of human rights violation corruption. As this story reveals, millions of dollars paid as fees by American firms goes to offshore accounts controlled by top Kazakh officials.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 42
Keywords oil;petroleum;Kazakhstan;U.S. search for oil outside the Middle East;Caspian sea;oil prices
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