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Gabon: The high cost of ‘low-cost’ oil

By France24
13 September 2022   |   5:52 am
Puddles of oil in the forests, polluted lagoons, crabs covered in oil: with photos and videos, activists have been denouncing recurrent pollution in western Gabon. In three years, they have recorded ten polluted sites in the Etimboué region, all of them located near the oil fields belonging to the Franco-British company, Perenco. Perenco's speciality is operating low-cost, end-of-life oil fields. But according to activists, its infrastructure is dilapidated and is causing serious damage to the environment. The France 24 Observers investigated in this special episode.

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