Why is Amnesty International concerned about ExxonMobil?
Amnesty International has documented many cases around the world where oil exploration and extraction is fueling armed conflict and contributing to human rights abuses, such as through the use of security forces to protect oil company staff and assets; violent repression of protest; and forcible displacement of large populations of local people. Examples include Sudan, Nigeria and Colombia. It is largely within this context that Amnesty International USA is concerned about ExxonMobil Corporation’s human rights impact – it is the largest energy company in the world with interests in over 150 countries, including operations in many countries where Amnesty International has documented significant human rights abuses. ExxonMobil leads a consortium of investors who initially developed and are now operating the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project that runs from the oil fields in Doba in southern Chad to the Atlantic coast of Cameroon, and the company also operates in Nigeria. In Indonesia, th