Shell - Nigeria

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  • Shell - Nigeria
    • Social
      • employs 5,000
      • indirectly employs 20,000
      • TNC's power have influenced an unstable country
      • conflict = locals v TNC
        • lack of government support
        • protests about environmental issues
    • Economical
      • currently produce 1/2 of country's oil output
      • local people see few benefits
      • 95% of export earnings
      • 20% of GDP
      • new civilian government have tried to improve situation by increasing payment by 3 to 13% of oil revenue
    • Environmental
      • oil spills
        • 4,000 since 1960
        • contaminated food supply
        • destroys natural habitats
      • gas flaring creates air pollution
      • Deforestation -clearing land to produce oil and gas
        • reduced local forests that used to provide foodstuffs and fuels
    • Nigeria
      • GDP = $1,000
      • BR = 40/1,000
      • 60% live below poverty line
      • life expectancy = 47

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