VII Weekly | June 29, 2018

Workers subcontracted by Shell Oil Company clean up an oil spill from an abandoned Shell Petroleum wellhead in Oloibiri, a town in the Bayelsa state of the Niger Delta, Nigeria on July 19, 2004. "Wellhead 14" was closed in 1977, and had been leaking since. By June of 2004, it had released over 20,000 barrels of crude oil.

In this week’s newsletter, we’re featuring a case study on Ed Kashi’s project “The Curse of the Black Gold,” which documents the half-century history of oil in Nigeria and the difficulties currently confronting the country and its people.

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