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Obama, Ghana, and African oil

Barack Obama's visit to Ghana is, most fundamentally, about West African oil and natural gas, and control of the corridors for transporting it through the Gulf of Guinea, on the West African Coast. Nigeria, the greatest source of African oil for export, is at the center of the African oil producing states bordering the Gulf, and the Niger River is the corridor for transporting Nigerian oil and gas, and now, oil and gas from landlocked Niger, as well.
Map of West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea.
Map of West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea.
Cross post from Examiner.com,http://www.examiner.com/x-8257-SF-Energy-Policy-Examiner~y2009m7d10-Obama-Ghana-and-African-Oil

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