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Oil Theft Dilemma Stymies Nigeria's Niger Delta

Officials in Nigeria's Niger Delta region have burned down hundreds of private oil refineries in recent months on the grounds they are illegal. Some activists are calling for legalization of these refineries, which currently sell black market fuel. Critics say legitimizing theft will only compound Nigeria's problems with chronic fuel shortages and general impunity.   There's a long-standing dilemma in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region. The people are desperately...

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