A Lake of Oil: Congo’s contracts escalate conflict, pollution & poverty

17 May 2010 anna

A Lake of Oil: Congo's contracts escalate conflict, pollution & povertyA Lake of Oil analyses confidential oil contracts held by UK companies Tullow and Heritage in the Democratic Republic of Congo that were leaked by Platform, revealing the danger of economic rip-off and rights abuses in one of Africa's most unstable countries.

Download the report here. (pdf)

As the dispute between Tullow/Heritage and the South African-led Divine Inspiration consortium over lucrative oil licences on Lake Albert comes to a head, the contract terms have been released for the first time. PLATFORM's analysis, published in partnership with the African Institute for Energy Governance (Afiego), compares revenues delivered by two competing contracts, revealing that:

''A Lake of Oil" also raises concerns about:

Additional downloads

"Pétrole au Lac Albert: Révélation des contrats congolais contestés" – the report in French.

Tullow/Heritage's PSA contract for Blocks 1 & 2 signed in 2006 (in French)

Divine Inspiration Consortium's PSA contract for Block 1 signed in 2008 – in English and in French

[old site!] Platform Press Release in French





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