May 01, 2006

Bolivia Nationalizes its Oil Fields

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Today, May 1, 2006, the Bolivian government headed by Evo Morales has officially nationalized its natural gas resources. In a symbolic act on the day of the worker (Bolivian holiday), Morales announced the law bringing the privatized natural gas resources, once again in government hands. Furthermore, he ordered the army to take possession of the physical camps. A list of links is provided below.

News links:

  1. Bolivia Military Told to Occupy Gas Fields Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 12 minutes ago
    President Evo Morales ordered soldiers to occupy Bolivia's natural gas fields Monday and threatened to evict foreign companies unless they give Bolivia control over the entire chain of production.
  2. Bolivia Leader Orders Army to Gas Fields Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 48 minutes ago
    President Evo Morales ordered soldiers to immediately occupy Bolivia's natural gas fields Monday and threatened to evict foreign companies unless they sign new contracts within six months giving Bolivia majority control over the entire chain of production.
  3. Bolivia nationalizes natural gas and oil industry Open this result in new window
    USA Today - May 01 11:12 AM
    President Evo Morales nationalized Bolivia's natural gas and oil industry Monday, ordering foreign energy companies to send their supplies to a state company for sales and industrialization.
  4. Bolivia Occupies Natural Gas Fields Open this result in new window
    CBS News - 1 hour, 12 minutes ago
    Bolivian President Evo Morales ordered soldiers to immediately occupy the country's natural gas fields. He threatened to evict foreign companies unless they sign contracts within six months giving Bolivia majority control over production.
  5. Bolivia takes control of gas sale Open this result in new window
    BBC News - May 01 11:08 AM
    Bolivia's president orders foreign energy firms to hand over gas sales to a state-owned company.
  6. Bolivia nationalizes its natural gas industry Open this result in new window
    Houston Chronicle - May 01 10:31 AM
    President Evo Morales nationalized Bolivia's natural gas industry today, ordering foreign energy companies to send their supplies to a state company for sales and industrialization.
  7. Bolivia nationalises oil and gas Open this result in new window
    Aljazeera - 27 minutes ago
    Soldiers have been ordered to occupy Bolivia’s oilfields and natural gas fields as the country’s president issued a decree formally nationalising natural resources.
  8. Bolivia Nationalizes Natural Gas Industry Open this result in new window
    CBS 2 Los Angeles - 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
    President Evo Morales nationalized Bolivia's natural gas industry and oil Monday, ordering foreign energy companies to send their supplies to a state company for sales and industrialization.
  9. Bolivia Nationalizes Natural Gas Industry Open this result in new window
    KUTV.com - 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
    (AP) LA PAZ, Bolivia President Evo Morales nationalized Bolivia's natural gas industry and oil Monday, ordering foreign energy companies to send their supplies to a state company for sales and industrialization.
  10. Bolivia nationalizes gas industry Open this result in new window
    The Globe and Mail - May 01 11:36 AM
    La Paz, Bolivia — President Evo Morales nationalized Bolivia's oil and natural gas industry Monday, ordering foreign energy companies to send their supplies to a state company for sales and industrialization.
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