Oil piracy and gas dragons [Nigeria]

Author: Tony Carnie, Mercury [So. Africa], Published on: 27 May 2005

According to Oyi [Chimela Oyi, Chairman of Youth Committee in Oshie, Nigeria], the villagers were pleased at the arrival of the Nigeria Agip Oil Company, which is jointly owned by the government [Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)], Agip, of Italy [part of ENI], and the US-owned Phillips group [ConocoPhillips]. People had hoped to benefit from jobs, new schools and health clinics. "Now, our drinking water is so terrible, you cannot even use it for washing," he says. [also refers to Shell]

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Related companies: AGIP (part of Eni) ConocoPhillips Eni Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) (joint venture Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Eni, ConocoPhillips) Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Shell