CALL FOR EXPRESSION
Project background and context
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre is calling for expression for researchers on one of the world’s largest independent oil traders, focusing on its business operations in Nigeria.
The project seeks to raise awareness on the risks associated with the lack of transparency and oversight in the oil trade business, particularly focusing on how these risks play out when oil traders do business with host states affected by conflict and fragility. The independent oil trader is a particularly interesting case to analyse, because it is one of the biggest players in the world but little is known about the company: they are not stock listed but privately-owned and are therefore not bound by the same transparency rules as stock listed companies, they operate mainly ‘behind the scenes’, and most of their activities are in trading rather than production, which makes it more difficult to assess […]