Oil pipelines bring power to the people. But which people? It’s not just oil, but political power that flows through them. And that political power is working against, not for, the people in the countries where the pipelines run. This month, NI examines the world’s oil pipelines and discovers how profit, power and privilege flow away from oil-rich countries in the Majority World, to the board rooms and bank accounts of the Minority World.
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The facts and fictions behind the PR hype used to build Africa’s Chad-Cameroon pipeline.
James Marriott and Greg Muttitt tell tales of how public funds used for private projects will rob the people of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia.
Costa Rica has banned oil exploration. Mark Engler and Nadia Martinez find out how.
In Colombia’s civil war, the Caño Limón-Coveñas pipeline keeps both the Government and guerrillas in arms. Pick the true terrorist with Jason Hagen.
Oil pipelines are supposed to bring power to the people, but Chris Richards finds conflict and corruption littering their length.
A gallery of spills, explosions and flares from around the world.
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