$9.6 BN

$9.6 BN: Interest growing by $1m a day – Bloomberg

$9.6 BN: Interest growing by $1m a day – Bloomberg

The oilfield fires of the Niger Delta burn day and night. Metal pipes snake through the swampland, spewing flames so vast they cast the sky in apocalyptic orange. Southern Nigeria sits atop a bubbling stew of oil and gas. Companies want only the former, so they incinerate the latter. The industry calls it “flaring.”