THE CURSE OF OIL
BBC 4 Storyville
Tuesday 7 June - Thursday 9 June 2005
Three-part series that goes on a revealing journey through the world's oil-producing regions, beyond the familiar territory of the Middle East.
THE CURSE OF OIL: RICH AND POOR
Tuesday 7 June 2005 1.35am-2.30am (Monday night)
The discovery of oil is usually celebrated as a one-way ticket to wealth and economic growth. Yet evidence indicates that the presence of oil in a developing country makes life worse, not better, for most of the people who live there - particularly the poorest people.
THE CURSE OF OIL: THE PIPELINE
Wednesday 8 June 2005 1.30am-2.30am (Tuesday night)
The Caspian Sea contains some of the largest untapped energy reserves on the planet and everybody wants a share. A 1,100-mile pipeline is being built to transport the Caspian's oil to the markets of Europe and North America.
THE CURSE OF OIL: THE WILDERNESS
Thursday 9 June 2005 1.30am-2.25am (Wednesday night)
As the demand for oil increases, fragile wilderness areas across the world are being opened up to oil exploration and furious debate.
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