Yamal LNG and Arctic LNG 2: Gas extraction in the Russian Arctic
Fossil gas companies are invading one of the most sensitive ecosystems on the planet: the Arctic wilderness. For thousands of years, the indigenous Nenets people have been living in harmony with nature on the Yamal peninsula. The Yamal LNG megaproject is threatening the very foundations of the Nenets’ way of life. Despite the harm the gas companies have already done, their next LNG project is underway on the opposite side of the peninsula on the Gyda peninsula: Arctic LNG 2.
Philippines: LNG Boom in the Amazon of the Oceans
Fossil companies are on track to turn Batangas in the Philippines into an LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) import hub for Southeast Asia. Together with the Philippine government, they are preparing a massive rollout of LNG terminals and power plants. To realize their plans, the companies are willing to sacrifice the Philippines’ precious ocean life and the people who depend on it. Their LNG plans are a slap in the face for Filipinos whose land is already being swallowed by the rising seas.
Pacific Energy wants to launch a dirty and dubious LNG project on Canada’s Pacific coast: Woodfibre LNG. If it went ahead, Woodfibre LNG would run on fracked gas and threaten a coastal fjord. Behind Pacific Energy is Indonesian business tycoon Sukanto Tanoto. His companies have already destroyed the environment and evaded taxes in his many other projects in Asia.
Narrabri Coal Bed Methane Project
During times of drought and wildfires, the Australian company Santos is pushing a project that is putting eastern Australia’s vital water resources at risk. Its Narrabri project is a threat to the water and all those who depend on it: the indigenous Gomeroi people, local farmers, residents, and the Pilliga forest.
Cabo Delgado, Mozambique: A Resource-Rich War Zone
Different forces are tearing the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado and its people apart. In a country that was already rife with conflict, ExxonMobil, Total, and Eni came in to build one of the biggest gas projects on the African continent.
One of Europe’s largest pipeline projects is a geopolitical and environmental troublemaker. The proposed EastMed-Poseidon pipeline would cross a geopolitical minefield and bust European climate targets. It could trigger military conflicts and threaten the underwater life of the Mediterranean Sea. Local people, and especially Palestinian and North Cypriot communities, would lose out on the benefits that fossil companies and governments would reap.
Oil and Gas Drilling in the Okavango Region
The beautiful Okavango Delta is under threat. The Canadian company ReconAfrica is developing an oil megaproject right next to Africa’s last, intact wetland wilderness. As the fossil age is ending, ReconAfrica is starting to drill for oil in the home of the world’s largest remaining herd of elephants.
Coastal GasLink Pipeline
TC Energy’s fossil dreams are violating indigenous people’s human rights and destroying their land. The Canadian pipeline giant is building the 670 km (420 mi) Coastal GasLink Pipeline through the traditional lands of the Wet‘suwet‘en people in Western Canada. TC Energy never got permission from the Wet‘suwet‘en to take their land and put a pipeline on it.
Oil and Gas Companies are Financing the Killing of Myanmar’s People
After ten years of democracy, Chevron, Total, Posco and other oil and gas companies are once again financing Myanmar’s military junta. According to U tun Win, former Member of Parliament, and other NGOs, the generals are using this gas money to buy weapons to kill the people of Myanmar.
Southern Gas Corridor
From its origin to its end, the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) leaves a trail of corruption, destruction, and harm. The SGC flushes big profits into the coffers of despotic dictators and gas companies that are blind to human rights abuses. It runs against the goals of the Paris Agreement. All of this comes at the cost of destroyed lands and livelihoods of those who live along the pipeline route.
Fracking in the Permian Basin
Barely an acre of land in the Permian Basin has been left untouched by oil and gas companies. The Permian Basin is a region the size of Great Britain. Bobbing pump jacks, processing plants, oil and wastewater storage tanks, compressor stations, artificial waste pits, frack sand mines and dirt roads are everywhere.
Exxon’s deep-water drilling in front of Guyana’s coast is threatening the South American country. Guyana is one of the world's countries most endangered by rising sea levels. 80 percent of the 791,000 inhabitants live on a dip of land 1.8 m (5.1 ft) below sea level. In times of global warming and rising sea levels, Exxon, CNOOC and Hess are developing a huge oil project in Guyana.
Line 3 Pipeline
The Canadian Line 3 tar sands expansion pipeline in Minnesota is a catastrophe for the environment. Line 3 is Enbridge’s largest project and one of the largest crude oil pipelines in the world. Indigenous groups and local activists have been fighting the pipeline for 7 years, ever since Enbridge published its plan. They condemn the pipeline’s dangerous route through Minnesota’s sensitive rivers, lakes and tribal lands.
OMV Spying on Climate Activists
OMV is paying private investigation firms to spy on climate activists and major environmental NGOs in New Zealand and Austria. Every day, the oil giant receives information about their protest plans against the oil industry.
Amazon Sacred Headwaters
There is no climate stability without the Amazon Rainforest. In the age of bushfires and species extinction, companies are extracting oil in the Amazon Sacred Headwaters. With their projects, the oil companies are pushing this beautiful rainforest and its people to the brink.
Nord Stream 2
Nord Stream 2 is one of the most controversial pipelines in Europe. From the Yamal gas fields to its landing point in Germany, Nord Stream 2 is causing enormous harm to indigenous people and the environment.
Oil Production in Xinjiang, China
Sinopec, CNPC, PetroChina (subsidiary of CNPC), CNOOC and Brightoil are entangled in the repression of the Uyghur people in Xinjiang, China.
Alberta Tar Sands
Alberta's tar sands oil extraction is one of the dirtiest projects on Earth. The extraction area is larger than England. If all of Alberta's tar sands oil were burned, global temperatures would rise by 0.4 °C. This alone would take our world beyond the critical 1.5 °C limit.
Scarborough Gas Field and Burrup Hub
If not stopped, a gas project with a 50-year life span will destroy 40,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art. The project also threatens dolphins, whales and colorful coral reefs. In Australia’s remote North-West on the Burrup Peninsula, the Australian company Woodside wants to start up the country’s most emission-heavy new fossil fuel project: Burrup Hub.
Oil and gas companies are wrecking the region of Northern Patagonia in Argentina for the gigantic Vaca Muerta fracking project. Over 25 companies are turning the region into a sacrifice zone the size of Belgium. With more than 1,000 drilling sites, the companies are destroying the environment, poisoning the people and fueling the climate crisis.
Tilenga/Kingfisher Oil Fields and East African Crude Oil Pipeline
Total and CNOOC are sensing big money in Uganda. The companies want to produce oil in the country, and pump it all the way through savannahs, swamps and tropical forests to the Tanzanian coast. To make space for the wells and the pipeline, Total and CNOOC are forcing more than 100,000 people off their lands. At the same time, the oil giants are destroying the homes of elephants, lions, leopards, and giraffes.
Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
With the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX), the Canadian government brought a dying fossil fuel project back to life. The TMX project was so unpopular among Canadians that Texas-based fossil fuel company Kinder Morgan abandoned it. The Canadian government could have dropped the project too. Instead, it decided to step in. The government-owned Canada Development Investment Corporation (CDEV) bought the project in 2018. With taxpayers’ money, it prevented TMX from dying on the shelves.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Oil and gas extraction in Alaska is heading in precisely the wrong direction. Existing oil fields on Alaska’s North Slope are drying up. Now, there is a danger of oil and gas companies shifting their focus to one of the last great wild places in the United States: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.