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WikiLeaks: Shell Oil Infiltrated Nigerian Gov’t

A high-ranking executive for the international Shell oil company once bragged to U.S. diplomats that the company’s employees had so well infiltrated the Nigerian government that officials had “forgotten” the level of the company’s access.


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December 8, 2010 5:50 PM

A high-ranking executive for the international Shell oil company once bragged to U.S. diplomats that the company’s employees had so well infiltrated the Nigerian government that officials had “forgotten” the level of the company’s access.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC, the Anglo-Dutch oil giant, could access Nigerian politicians’ every movement from the employees it placed in the government, the Guardian newspaper of London reported on its website Wednesday evening. read more

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Oil Trading’s Powerful “Dark Markets”

Now Congress and others are asking just how much of the crude oil futures market is being manipulated by either excessive buying designed to drive up the price, or phony transactions that imply a supply problem that does not exist.

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