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Published on 06 March 2012

Post-Agadem oil rush in Niamey

Post-Agadem oil rush in Niamey


Business is booming in Niger's oil sector. After the inauguration of the Zinder refinery and new development on the Agadem block, numerous companies are knocking on Niger's door in the wake of the China National Petroleum Co. (CNPC). Who are they and what's at stake in the development of this new oil country.

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The battle for licenses has started 

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