Thursday, October 26, 2006

Nigerians Talk Tough with Chevron

By Chris Thompson
Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 3:23 PM

After occupying four oil pumping stations in the Nigerian delta, gangs of local villagers have apparently agreed to leave after oil giants Royal Dutch Shell and San Ramon-based Chevron agreed to give local businesses contracts to supply speed boats as part of the operation. As Reuters reports, unrest in the region grew out of a disatisfaction that oil companies had damaged the local environment without offering much of the profits, but the violence has lately degraded into a wave of ransom abductions and common lawlessness.

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