Published 9 September 2011
The following paper has been added to the Indigenous People and Resources Development special:
- The Chad-Cameroon Export
Project and The Bakola Pygmies
by Dr. Loïc Simonet
Launched in July 1992 by a consortium formed by Esso Exploration and Production Chad Inc. (EEPCI), acting as operator, and Shell, and inaugurated on October 10, 2003, the Chad-Cameroon export project links the three oilfields in the Doba basin in southwestern Chad to the Cameroonese port of Kribi. Its centerpiece is an oil pipeline of large diameter and a length of 1076 km. (including 900 km in Cameroon), along which three pumping stations have been built, two in Cameroonese territory. Beyond Kribi, a last section leads to an offshore loading buoy moored in deep water, a dozen miles from the coast of Cameroon, so that tankers can carry the load of crude oil safely.
You can find the table of contents of the entire special here www.ogel.org/journal-browse-issues-toc.asp?key=43