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Episode 578: How To Steal A Million Barrels Of Oil

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Episode 578: How To Steal A Million Barrels Of Oil

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Episode 578: How To Steal A Million Barrels Of Oil

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In Nigeria, millions of gallons of oil are stolen all the time. There are advertisements for stolen oil on the Nigerian version of Craigslist, and not just small containers. The advertisements are for giant tankers full of oil.

Today on the show, how to steal a hundred thousand barrels of oil every day. Stealing oil takes an entire global system. Lots of people are in on it. Small time crooks and criminal bosses, the owners of oil tankers and corrupt officials. We'll show you how they get away with it.

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