Indigenous people fighting for their culture in Cambodia

Date of Release: 
Aug 31 2015

In the far northeast of Cambodia, the forest is disappearing. On my first visit there, I expected to see thick, dense forests everywhere. Instead, most of the land has been cleared for large rubber and cassava plantations. The remaining forests are central to the daily lives of the local people, their livelihoods and culture. But foreign mining companies are failing to respect the rights of local communities, with important implications especially for indigenous people and their land.


Across Borders, Southeast Asia Builds a Governance Platform

Date of Release: 
Dec 2 2014

For the past two and a half years, NRGI partners in Southeast Asia have worked together to create their very own, and very first, regional guide to governance in the extractive sector.

The Framework for Extractive Industries Governance in ASEAN, available here in English, helps member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations address governance challenges they face as they manage natural resource wealth to meet important development goals for current and future generations.


EIA Study for Exploratory Drilling of Oil Exploration in the Block PEL of Kangra-Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

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Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) is a public sector petroleum company in India. It is a company contributing 77% of India's crude oil and 81 % natural gas production. It is the highest profit-making corporation in India. In order to meet the increasing demand of petroleum product, ONGC has proposed to drill one exploratory well in the Kangra-Mandi block near village Tihari under Khundia Tehsil, Dist. Kangra (Himachal Madhya Pradesh) for exploration of hydrocarbon under PEL policy.


Myanmar: Group calls for review of pipelines

Date of Release: 
Oct 15 2012

Mandalay-based environmental group Seinyaungso has called on the government to halt an oil and gas pipeline project in the interests of the country.

The pipelines, which will run from Kyaukpyu in Rakhine State to Yunnan Province in China, are joint projects between China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE). However, Seinyaungso said ownership and management of the piplines was out of Myanmar’s control. Companies from South Korea and India are also investors in the natural gas pipeline.


Australia: Greens wary of oil and gas search plan

Date of Release: 
Oct 16 2012

The Greens want the Federal Government to impose stricter environmental safeguards before an exploration company is given approval for an oil and gas search between Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.

Bight Petroleum has lodged an application to look for drilling sites in a 3,000-square-kilometre area off the South Australian coast.

The company already has exploration permits for the area and is hoping to begin seismic surveys early next year.

Greens Senator Penny Wright says a detailed environmental impact assessment should be done before any activity begins.

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