The Oil Curse http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22406/all en Nigeria's illegal oil business is booming http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120711/nigeria-illegal-oil-trade-shell-chevron <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">WARRI, Nigeria &mdash;&nbsp;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.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120711/nigeria-illegal-oil-trade-shell-chevron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa The Oil Curse Business Energy Nigeria Thu, 12 Jul 2012 10:00:15 +0000 Heather Murdock 5711409 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria should be a land of riches http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120911/nigeria-oil-gas-petroleum-bill-corruption <p>ABUJA &mdash; But instead the majority of it&#39;s people are hungry. Now, a controversial new oil and gas law seeks to change that.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/120911/nigeria-oil-gas-petroleum-bill-corruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Oil Curse Business Energy Nigeria Political Risk Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:15:21 +0000 Heather Mudock 5718930 at http://www.globalpost.com Quebec wreck: A disaster in the eyes of the beholder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/130711/quebec-wreck-oil-train-keystone-shale-gas-fracking <p>NEW YORK &mdash; 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&rsquo;s own oil tar sands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/130711/quebec-wreck-oil-train-keystone-shale-gas-fracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The Oil Curse Want to Know Energy Politics Canada Political Risk United States Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:06:19 +0000 Michael Moran 5881819 at http://www.globalpost.com