How fossil fuels “help the poor” in developing nations, like Nigeria


(From The Atlantic.)

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CAPTION (Credit– The Atlantic):

A man working at an illegal oil-refinery site pours oil under a locally made burner to keep the fire going, near River Nun in Nigeria’s oil state of Bayelsa on 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, managed to lift around a fifth of Nigeria’s 2-million-barrel-a-day production last year according to the finance ministry. This picture was taken on November 27, 2012.

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