TITLE

U.S. Oil Companies, the Nigerian Civil War, and the Origins of Opacity in the Nigerian Oil Industry

AUTHOR(S)
Klieman, Kairn A.
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Journal of American History;Jun2012, Vol. 99 Issue 1, p155
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the impact of the Nigerian civil war in the 20th century on the Nigerian petroleum industry as well as the involvement of U.S. petroleum companies in Nigeria. The article states that the period of the civil war created the structures, policies, and political relationships that created what the author terms Nigeria's oil curse. It examines a tax controversy involving U.S. oil companies and the leadership of Nigerian military governor Yakubu Gowon and secessionist leader Emeka Ojukwu concerning the petroleum industry.
ACCESSION #
75700003

 

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