Crude exploitation

 作者:綦岐     |      日期:2019-03-07 08:17:10
The World Bank will decide next week whether to give a green light to exploitation of one of the world’s largest untapped oil reserves. It is considering joining oil companies to build a 1000-kilometre pipeline through the jungles of central Africa to the oil fields of southern Chad. The pipeline could double the size of Chad’s economy within a decade and eventually carry some 15 billion barrels of crude oil from an area the size of Germany. The Bank admits construction work and oil spills will damage the rainforest’s ecology and the livelihoods of forest tribes. But it says it …