Category - oil

  • 23 May 2010

    A reserve for uncontacted indigenous people in the remote Peruvian Amazon has been made off-limits to oil and gas companies after international campaigning.

  • 21 May 2010

    A senior Sudanese church official says political parties must agree on the sharing of oil wealth to minimise north-south border tensions in Africa's largest nation.

  • 16 Feb 2010

    As Shell faces a lawsuit in the Netherlands over alleged oil pollution in Nigeria, and a fresh challenge over plans to drill oil in the Arctic, a new report published today argues for urgent action.

  • 25 Mar 2009

    Campaigners will today intensify their battle against the US and Britain handing control over Iraq’s oil to corporations in a landmark conference for the occupied country’s civil society.

  • 24 Feb 2009

    Some Norwegian church leaders want a five-year moratorium on oil and gas exploration on Norway's continental shelf in the North Sea, in particular off the Lofoten archipelago in the Arctic Circle.

  • 1 Nov 2007

    It is wrong that "rules of law, human affairs and democracy are cast aside to worship a barrel of oil" said Mark Thomas in protesting about the Saudi state visit to the UK.

  • 29 Aug 2007

    Sudan Christian leaders are concerned that the country's oil wealth, previously used by the government in the north of the country to fuel a 21-year war in the south, is again being used for war purposes, as well as government attempts to solve the Darfur crisis.

  • 25 Jan 2007

    Poor people in mineral-rich developing countries are missing out on the benefits of higher commodity prices while large transnational oil and mining corporations make record profits, a new report says.

  • 14 Jan 2007

    “Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day”, remarked Albert Camus, the existentialist philosopher of life in the face of the absurd. An atheist himself, he also once challengingly declared: “What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.” You don't get more theological than that.