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NEO_87

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#1 11 years ago

This is why the petrol price is always going up. Here is a story of a oil worker that payed that price.

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria — Gunmen wearing military fatigues and traveling by boat attacked a riverside compound Thursday in southern Nigeria, killing a Colombian oil worker and kidnapping at least one other foreigner. Several gunmen sprang from their skiff as it landed near a compound housing an Italian oil-services firm in broad daylight, firing their weapons, oil industry officials and police said. A Nigerian was also abducted.

"The suspected militants went there through the waterway and shot sporadically at the facility. In the process, an expatriate was shot while another expatriate and a Nigerian were taken away," police spokeswoman Ireju Barasua told The Associated Press. Barasua said the attack took place at the oil and gas services firm Saipem, which is 43 percent owned by Eni SpA. Eni said in a statement that the Colombian who was shot died of his injuries at a hospital. It said two foreigners were also missing _ one Filipino and another Colombian. Oil industry officials said one of the workers had been kidnapped, but it was unclear if a second had been abducted, or was in hiding.

What are your thoughts on this? Neo




Relander

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#2 11 years ago

Unfortunate event. The future, whether people believe on global warming or not, is in renewable energy: solar, fusion, hydro, wind power and biofuel.




Karst

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#3 11 years ago

The abductions and killings in the oil-rich Niger delta in Nigeria aren't new. Oil workers are unpopular because the locals (rightfully) believe they aren't getting enough of the generated wealth.




Rich19

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#4 11 years ago

NEO_87;3948142This is why the petrol price is always going up. Here is a story of a oil worker that payed that price.

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria — Gunmen wearing military fatigues and traveling by boat attacked a riverside compound Thursday in southern Nigeria, killing a Colombian oil worker and kidnapping at least one other foreigner. Several gunmen sprang from their skiff as it landed near a compound housing an Italian oil-services firm in broad daylight, firing their weapons, oil industry officials and police said. A Nigerian was also abducted.

"The suspected militants went there through the waterway and shot sporadically at the facility. In the process, an expatriate was shot while another expatriate and a Nigerian were taken away," police spokeswoman Ireju Barasua told The Associated Press. Barasua said the attack took place at the oil and gas services firm Saipem, which is 43 percent owned by Eni SpA. Eni said in a statement that the Colombian who was shot died of his injuries at a hospital. It said two foreigners were also missing _ one Filipino and another Colombian. Oil industry officials said one of the workers had been kidnapped, but it was unclear if a second had been abducted, or was in hiding.

What are your thoughts on this? Neo

US prices are the cause of this death. As Karst said, the locals don't get enough of the wealth generated.




Roaming East

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#5 11 years ago

right, because oil prices CERTAINLY arent rising because to VERY large countries are becoming rapidly more modernized (china and India). Its completely the US' fault for oil worker deaths and appaently not the Italian company charged with his security or the overall corporation he was employed by (likely Shell if in Nigeria, Dutch i recall)




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#6 11 years ago

And the only reason this didn't make the news is probably because no Americans were killed. So sad.




emonkies

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#7 11 years ago
Rich19;3949786US prices are the cause of this death.

Pardon my french but BULLSHIT!

Nigeria joined OPEC in 1971 and thus sells its oil at OPEC set price. If you want to bitch about the prices blame OPEC.

Quit blaming everything on the US. Blame a corrupt Nigerian goverment for demanding bribes from ANY company to get permits to work in Nigeria. This bribe "policy" has led to some US companies to be investigated by the US goverment.

Oil companies in Nigeria under investigation

If you think the US is the only source of the problem I suggest you look at China. China's booming economy and rapid industrialization is growing at a rate faster than the US ever did. They are set to pass the US in resource consumption in the near future.




Rich19

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#8 11 years ago

Anlushac11;3949942Pardon my french but BULLSHIT!

Nigeria joined OPEC in 1971 and thus sells its oil at OPEC set price. If you want to bitch about the prices blame OPEC.

Quit blaming everything on the US. Blame a corrupt Nigerian goverment for demanding bribes from ANY company to get permits to work in Nigeria. This bribe "policy" has led to some US companies to be investigated by the US goverment.

Oil companies in Nigeria under investigation

If you think the US is the only source of the problem I suggest you look at China. China's booming economy and rapid industrialization is growing at a rate faster than the US ever did. They are set to pass the US in resource consumption in the near future.

Eh, good point. I take that back.