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Leaked Records Show Shell’s Complicity in Massive Oil Corruption Scandal

New leaked records undercut Shell’s vigorous denials it was involved in a sprawling Nigerian corruption scandal.

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The Coldest Case

Eugene Mallove gave up everything to pursue the holy grail of nuclear energy. Did it cost him his life?

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These 25 Companies Are More Powerful Than Many Countries

Going stateless to maximize profits, multinational companies are vying with governments for global power. Who is winning?

People queue with jerrycans to buy fuel at Mobil filling station in Lagos, on May 21, 2015. Long queues formed at petrol stations across oil-rich Nigeria on May 21 following a row over subsidy payment to petrol importers as well as sale of government oil blocks to private investors, union officials said. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI        (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

If Nigeria Is a Petrostate, Why Is It Always So Short on Fuel?

Nigeria has some of the world's richest oil fields. But recent strikes prove its lack of refinery infrastructure could soon make it a failing petrostate.

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