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Delta bush refineries and other stories, man carrying two oil drums.

Akintunde Akinleye2012-11-27

United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Glasgow, United Kingdom

A man lifts two containers filled with crude oil at an illegal oil refinery sites, near river Nun in Nigeria's oil state of Bayelsa November 27, 2012. Thousands of people in Nigeria engage in a practice known locally as 'oil bunkering' - hacking into pipelines to steal crude then refining it or selling it abroad. The practice, which leaves oil spewing from pipelines for miles around, has for long, managed to lift around a fifth
of Nigeria's two million barrel a day. In the Niger delta, residents have watched for decades as the black gold gets pumped out of their ancestral lands, making billions of dollars for foreign
oil companies and the Nigerian elites, while they stay poor.

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  • Title: Delta bush refineries and other stories, man carrying two oil drums.
  • Creator: Akintunde Akinleye / Climate Visuals Countdown
  • Date Created: 2012-11-27
  • Location Created: Bayelsa, Nigeria
  • Rights: Download and use this image.

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