A move against corruption

10/20/2003
Inauguration of the long-awaited Chad-Cameroon pipeline on Oct. 10 gives international oil and gas companies something beyond a challenging project to cheer, however discreetly (OGJ, Oct. 6, 2003, p. 26). The financial package adopts unprecedented World Bank stipulations tracking payments to the Chadian government and steering the money toward national development.Companies should welcome this step toward compulsory disclosure of their financial dealings with foreign governments. The contractual secrecy typical of these relationships fosters corruption, which denies host-country populations the benefits of resource development and robs work by international companies of legitimacy. In too...
read-story

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.

 

Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected