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Quebec wreck: A disaster in the eyes of the beholder

NEW YORK — As Canadian authorities pick through the devastated wreckage of the train that exploded and killed as many as 50 people last weekend, the wider debate over the safety of carrying explosive or other dangerous materials by rail has revived. While investigators gather clues, the disaster has been seized upon by both opponents and proponents of shale oil mining and Canada’s own oil tar sands.

Nigeria should be a land of riches

ABUJA — But instead the majority of it's people are hungry. Now, a controversial new oil and gas law seeks to change that.

Nigeria's illegal oil business is booming

WARRI, Nigeria — Nigerian security services have torched nearly a thousand makeshift oil refineries here in the past five months. But on the waterways of the Niger Delta, the illegal oil business is still booming. 
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