Editorial: The oil experiment

What kind of world?—3What kind of improved world is the oil and gas industry willing to envision and to help make real? It’s best to answer questions like this to the fullest extent possible before turning to questions about how to make the vision real. Nothing compromises strategy faster than worry about tactics.Yet “how” is important-as important, ultimately, as “what.” And lessons about how are beginning to emerge from a model project in impoverished, war-ravaged, and historically corrupt Chad.Since July 2003, when oil from three Doba basin fields in southern Chad began moving through a 663-mile pipeline to the Cameroon port of Kribi, Chad has been a...

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