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tv   [untitled]    January 19, 2012 3:30pm-4:00pm EST

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that's. the truth this is. the truth. yeah that's a good resource that i tell you got come out today said if you want to. see a lot. and i say you do i would say this is i'm disappointed by the president not that not just. me is the president going to put out a public. that is what we have. port harcourt three million inhabitants the principal city of the delta and growing exponentially. expansion it's like the nigerian to work on the platforms often live here when they're ashore. we're in the car of patrick and we met on the f.p.s. . he's head of the control room
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a major post two weeks at sea two weeks ashore he suggested that we stop to visit his home just now patrick is off to fetch his children from school. normally. gone out for a drive. it's difficult for you to throw somebody here because of how they love those stories and thereby. putting employed. or drive your house needs they. could not and. will fare for a struct in one of the school everyone tries to parks close a possible maximum security cause even drive into the playground patrick actually goes into each classroom to fetch his three children one by one initially when he started it was that it was the it was the spotted that he could not buy the taking but after these no more of the he spotted the. if i had. good
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accommodation in this clue seems. as an all a that's so you'll have to. prove kind and the how you try to provide the security for us all. just as a very careful one to see how you can take care of yourself i'll farm in that i don't go all the way and it's known as a street. don't go out when he just needs. me to look around the people. who are unsure i know that's. not it just show. from others that we arrive at the house a super secure is a little fortress but outside and inside. is the same friend so from the oh you're going see look through this issue is that the decide
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if anything is going on you are yet to see those he already does i was here you. were here we see your life still so. so. so then look at god minds and good software which we don't proof for but because of anything it's to be for security purposes difficult for them to get to you is it is so you call the police on. patrick and his wife so you get used to know that the state of alert becomes second nature when patrick which the tension of his high risk he confronts another tension ashore. the eye ito family is very well off they leave the country during the vacations to take a rest i've heard people say that he. was not a cheat but it was a curse when the. it is because of what is out there now. because what
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is happening so people now see it as close because of the militancy the kidnapping and. taking this. is just the government there isn't it here is themselves. this costs are not sublists. this is what mrs i told is talking about militants from men movement for the emancipation of the niger delta. groups of highly armed guerrillas who attack all sides blow up pipelines and kidnap oil workers. they hide and train in the mangroves their chiefs are in the big cities or abroad. acquiring their revenues from almost sales oil smuggling and ransoms demanded from foreign companies they confront the forces of law and order directly in exchanges
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which end in death some both sides. after endless bargaining during our various trips we were able to make contact with the men the militants. they agreed to talk as a secret location where we were taken eyes blindfolded during the journey. in a room behind closed windows and doors we met the men who terrorize the old company's workers and who by their attacks managed to reduce production it's the man who's going to talk to us calls himself commander rambo here. because when the angel was in lake it's a slip for the buzz is. just given for the most official of languages i will say to forgive the suppression of those in the region. as of this . is the
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as the views in the same tact is the vote in a different way of doing. it is they were doing the raid a room. like my old pop it's. almost the same to. reflect is assumed. because this is that and give money to one look at the chief or one government official only suppresses the cry as the rights of the people. we have to do this to force and to saunter not just economy with the government to cause if we destroy production it's a phrase the government of. mr. so though it is sit of and or destroyed.
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are you. sure to form for example. if it comes of. a man the militants are able to travel far in their fast and powerful but. above the f.p.s. so they're waiting for them but with our name when they might come the price of a ransom for an expatriate fifty thousand dollars thirty thousand euros the hostages are always returned in good condition it was from his office patrick is in contact with the offices on shore several times a day though his reports are like a poem with figures. twenty two was a mismatch from. twelve point three was due to just export. our production gas was that two point one five million got into q. we injected five. full day.
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see to the top of the exploit it was. a good initial for. what injection was done so. there is. plans for a gradual plan on nineteen as a student. of most of the major client positions on the f. to so. much in all the shows. this year so. it's possible what i see now would be ceased. to be a baby if it's it does happen. i would see maybe it would be in next fifteen or twenty years because. the boxes we have.
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technology from outside we go after the local technology. contrary to what patrick thinks they do have the technology but not the same means . a little trip continues along the delta for a sequence that nobody has ever yet managed to fill in. the set time from a village whose name the inhabitants also is not to mention because their revenues don't exactly derives from the declared economy. the journey through the mangrove and the countless arms of the delta is scary. because huge areas where oil spread. thick layer of black oil that covers the entire surface of the water and below which all life is totally disappeared. kilometer after kilometer of mangrove are affected and yet no scientific mission has ever yet come into these
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territories and. the six black smoke is rising over the mangroves. we've arrived at last. as we approach the men fully. love all those in our boat call to them reassuring up.
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a refinery. an illegal refinery under the open sky. men distill crude oil. and it amidst the steam on the risks of explosion. men who've welded together a few cans to make stills. and who feed the fire by tossing bowls of oil onto it. it's an apocalyptic scene on the dying trees. the men live here e.t.s. . sleep and die. ta-da from the inside.
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if. they. would. find. this is key. there's a different to refining process so we need all coal from the steam. to
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find. ok there's always room. east we went. and we put it inside the old we said. up that. grandson cope a. gay community that. they will do each leg that's going to know if we want to. define a speech. on. the ways we go. by what do we know. what can you say it's dirty it's dangerous. and a corner of
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a dying micro fisherman turned borders of crude oil just trying to get by. a nightmare no. more of a parallel economy which learn the basics of refining from oil company technicians . where does the crude come from and where does the refined products go. and. how close. did you know what create tree line on anything everybody's trouble nice old school would go to find a less safe. stills are now pouring out boiling refined oil residue something under still taz will be thrown into a hole in the ground to fuel another operation. opposite the
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refinery. oil await their turn. be used. as a crude. sort of. like a truck. like a truck like a truck like a truck because i'm. getting from somewhere far away from here so we can't dig dromore bookit to the point i come back it will be strenuous. many times so they use these to a good quantity of the product just like that with the crew. so many so many so many so these bodies sometimes they go there instead.
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they do water they put it into the. this is called put into the canoe and process it here refine it here. and after. the refined. ok. is black market in local markets the local market there are people who comes here to buy from other places people that are not even. i to do it has a netbook this business has a netbook so people come from far and wide to get this productive for themselves and of course there's been a day of been using it to supplement the d.v.d. . productive cause is not sufficient nigeria is about one hundred fifty million population and about a friend i was at work and as you are aware and these people guys are doing these two. for the. ever way to sustain yes yes yes.
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here and there across the forest smoke rises to indicate a refinery apparently there are dozens we do a little further into the mangroves. which is the crude oil that these men refine come from how do they get it. on the way christmas trees down the glycol but some economy. scorched earth once served as a refinery patches of oil everywhere. the menace coating us have taken a risk the village chiefs people in high places get dividends from illegal refineries but the feeling of a dead end the point of no return is drowning them in indignation. after
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a moment we stop in the middle of an expanse of black stew. nothing on the surface but the end of a plastic pipe half a matching the well is here to stay here with us to work there's a pipe on the ground here b.s. there is a trance one. pipe connecting the flow stations to bonnie tell me there's a ton going on him but no where he is gloat export clue crude oil from day and the pipes are being laid on the ground from here to bony yes which is the technique people from here use for collecting the crude or when they see that when to see that there's a leak they go to disport because it leaks from the ground up so d. d. want to get to the point on the crown when they get dead he put tourists on the sufi's
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of the unpredictable vessel you can still get. used to the oil too much or too much which was here. never stopped. the close it wonderfully to close it in didn't know when to come they open it to. use it in the daytime to close it because they obviously don't want people to see that. you can never do this you. know it's just me but they used to machine. to the host. around the makeshift drilling and my group is dead eaten away by the oil. it's this type of leak more or less assisted that is the source of the black swamps we pass through. and we learn that retired engineers and technicians from the companies do
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the jobs themselves. because the operation require skill. for two thousand dollars they come with their equipment a.p.'s the pipeline and they put in a tap. the commissioner of this act of piracy then becomes owner of his own oil well. and sells the raw material to the buyers in the canoes to refine it further on. so all along the road you find tiny independent service stations consisting of three or four cans to supply the motorist. a flourishing black market based on chaos and man's inventiveness. out at sea it's a final stage in the process a giant boy will serve as a morning of supply point for supertankers from all over the world. two hundred kilometers off the coast the d.i.y. man and backyard refiners won't be piercing the pipelines pilots are responsible for that operation by hand and by hook. what spy to see going tugs the maneuver
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seems almost traditional. if. it would be. just a lot of no no to do that would push to split up without to talk of that would about if. it. is going to its way its dubiously if i. was asking us to do it without getting. it without it without. you know how many barrels i going through that. ever. stay. with me don't. don't close. the study. one you don't want close it's like got somebody
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one hundred. you know. these. people on the local. god given the big one three. filling the tank it would take three days and it will be immediately replaced by another. you can almost hear the oil slipping through the pipes. going to. put out. my. eyes i was like. oh shit i see if this. was spam yeah then i was yeah. you know. twenty four hours a day off the coast of petra is pumped treated then deliver the world needs energy
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and we haven't found anything better. in the future they envisage going to depths of more than five thousand or six thousand meters. from land and watching ice at night the s.p.s. it was like a magnificent motionless fog display and i am one last question to ask. we mean. we maintain a principle of that and what is equal to some of the common rules on without a source where you come from all whether you're male female and so on and. with sure that's as much as possible no problems can feel so far so far we haven't had
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any and it's applies to most of all out of the sites that have talked to. a. person workers some walkers the best saying that. each of nigeria. was. their gender it was their company's network. but i was saying. it's. sides and can say it's one thing. probably not probable but. life's life is not.
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