ENI: Exploration of tar sands in the DRC

ENI is on the brink of tar sands exploration in the DR Congo. Oil extraction from tar sands involves the resettlement of communities and puts primary forests, and biodiversity in the  Congo Basin at risk. Eni’s own studies estimate the tar sands zone comprises 50 to 70% rainforest and other highly environmentally sensitive areas.

[1] http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/06/congo-eni-oilsands-idUSL5E7L648220111006

[2] http://www.banktrack.org/show/dodgydeals/congo_tar_sands#tab_dodgydeals_basics http://www.boell.de/navigation/climate-energy-7110.html

Case location
Congo Basin

Affected topics
  • Environmental and Climate protection
Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies Indirect investors through shareholding

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