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How the Energy Industry Impacts the Environment

By Kathryn Pomroy In Texas, the energy industry plays an important role, particularly when it comes to green energy. Because of the prominence coal, oil, and renewable energy play in the Lone Star State, concerns over CO2 emission levels are equally important. Burning fossil fuels and producing cement account for about two-thirds of all carbon dioxide

Nigerian Oil Region Crisis Threatens Buhari’s Economic Plans

By Dulue Mbachu and Elisha Bala-Gbogbo Fresh from his comfortable re-election, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari faces a huge hurdle to keep his vow to end the economy’s addiction to oil: win a lasting peace in the crude-rich Niger River delta. The 76-year-old former military ruler will have to score a breakthrough that’s eluded previous governments

NNPC: Explosion hits major gas pipeline

An explosion ruptured a major Nigerian gas pipeline on Thursday, the state oil firm said in a statement, days after the same line was repaired following damage from a fire that shut it down earlier this month. The Escarvos-Lagos Pipeline was hit by an explosion along Egbokodo-Omadino in the Warri region

Op-ed: What if the oil is the true ideology of Boko Haram?

By Richards Murphy  Editor's note: The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of Global Sentinel. In this piece, Murphy analysed the ongoing insurgency in the north-eastern Nigeria. He also suggests that oil could be the root cause of the ongoing terrorism

Venezuela’s Unprecedented Collapse by Ricardo Hausmann

CAMBRIDGE – In a hastily organized plebiscite on July 16, held under the auspices of the opposition-controlled National Assembly to reject President Nicolás Maduro’s call for a National Constituent Assembly, more than 720,000 Venezuelans voted abroad. In the 2013 presidential election, only 62,311 did. Four days before the referendum, 2,117

Oil Swap Deal: The “conspiracy theory” against Captain ‘Hosa

By Sufuyan Ojeifo These are trying times for many businesses and their owners in Nigeria.  Businesses are crumbling due to economic upheavals. Reputations of businessmen and women, nay government contractors, especially those of them who are not politically correct, are being shredded on account of some alleged malfeasances in recent years. 

MRA slams NNPC for violating FOI Act

Babatunde Opalana  For what was described as its persistent and unjustifiable violation of the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act over the last six years, a right activist group, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has named the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as the latest inductee into its Freedom of Information

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