Thursday, September 07, 2006

Morocco's Lust for Oil

Kerr-McGee fans will recall that Morocco has a passion for oil exploration. Most of the other Arab countries supplement their income with oil or natural gas; why not Morocco? As this article translated by Sahara-Watch from, a Spanish website, points out, Morocco is the only Maghreb country without known oil reserves.

Of course, Morocco occupies another country, too, and isn't opposed to taking its possible oil reserves. The article explains why Morocco wants oil so badly, and hints at the dire future of Sahrawi independence if oil is discovered in Western Sahara.

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