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Title:The Chad-Cameroon Petroleum and Pipeline Development Project
Author:Guyer, Jane I.ISNI
Periodical:African Affairs: The Journal of the Royal African Society
Geographic terms:Cameroon
petroleum extraction
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Inter-African Relations
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3518660
Abstract:The Chad-Cameroon project is currently the largest single private-sector investment in Africa. Neither its size nor its technical features, however, account for its originality nor for the enormous interest it has aroused. Within the energy industry, the Chad-Cameroon project could be seen as a conventional mid-scale project, part of the current rapid expansion of oil and gas development in West Africa. The innovative nature of the project lies beyond techniques, in two linked elements: environmental management and institutional capacity-building. Since it links one of the richest corporations to one of the poorest countries in the world, the project is bound to be considered as a test case for the viability of a new kind of private-public collaboration for development. This article summarizes the available information on the project, from the discovery of oil in southern Chad in the 1970s until the construction phase in 2000-2003. Notes, ref.