REPOST 2013: What Has SOCO International Plc said about Oil Exploration in Virunga – Top 10…

SOCO is uncertain of what the Virunga National Park landscape looked like when it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1979. However, we are aware of what the area looks like today, scarred by decades of deforestation, poaching and violence against its inhabitants. Despite the efforts and financial investments of some organizations in the… Read More

Oil in DRC: The Truth about 30 Years Oil Production in Bas Congo

For over 30 years, oil reserves in the territory of Muanda, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have been exploited. Far from being a windfall for the socio-economic development of the area, oil extraction has had many significant impacts: pollution of water, air, soil, destruction of food crops, depletion of fish resources. . “Oil in Muanda:… Read More

Oil Boom = Lower Capita Income, Dislocations, Higher Environmental and Health Hazards, Higher Levels of Conflict…and Virunga?

Oil Boom = Lower Capita Income, Dislocations, Higher Environmental and Health Hazards, Increased Levels of conflict… Local Inflation, Increased Migration, Chronic Underemployment, food shortages, increased prostitution, AIDS, and crime… and what about Virunga’s Communities and Natural Wealth? READ HERE ABOUT THE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AT THE REGIONAL AND LOCAL LEVEL – Extract from CDDRL… Read More

Aug 2014: What Has SOCO International Plc said about Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park – Top 10…

SOCO is uncertain of what the Virunga National Park landscape looked like when it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1979. However, we are aware of what the area looks like today, scarred by decades of deforestation, poaching and violence against its inhabitants. Despite the efforts and financial investments of some organizations in the… Read More

Weekly Serie Oil drilling in Protected Areas – Murchison Delta: Money will Win over Animals and Communities

April 29, 2010 Uganda Seeks to Reconcile Oil, Nature Government Plans for Drilling in National Park Spark Worries That ‘Money Will Win Over Animals’ By WILL CONNORS And NICHOLAS BARIYO . An undated photo shows giraffes in front of a Tullow Oil rig in Murchison Falls National Park. Drilling in the park has sparked controversy.… Read More

Sauvons Virunga des impacts du Nigéria : L’éternelle Marée Noire

Pour visualiser tout le documentaire: Nigeria: l’eternelle maree noire Le festival international du film écologique de Bourges, qui s’est tenu du 6 au 9 octobre, a récompensé “Nigeria : l’éternelle marée noire” des prix de “l’Arbre d’or” et du “meilleur reportage”. De Yann Le Gléau et Sébastien Mesquida – ARTE GEIE / What’s Up Productions… Read More

SOCO’s Statement: … minimal environmental impact … positive social impact…

Statement on inaccuracies in the conservation group websites regarding SOCO’s activities Thursday 28 June 2012 To coincide with the UNESCO World Heritage Convention currently taking place in St Petersburg, certain conservation groups have placed articles on their websites which contain inaccuracies about SOCO International plc’s activities in Block V, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).… Read More