The locally refined diesel is sold for about N8,000 per drum
Villagers collects polluted water. There are hundreds of leaks every year from pipelines that pass through the delta's creeks.
A man works at an illegal oil refinery site, where steam rises from pipes carrying refined oil from a burner into broken containers near the Nun River
A man collects crude oil from a drum at an illegal refinery
Hacking into pipelines to steal crude then refining it or selling it abroad
A man collects crude oil from a mini storage unit filled with oil waiting to be refined. Locals in the industry say workers can earn $50 to $60 (U.S.) a day.
The wooden fishing boat navigating Nigeria’s mangrove swamps is powered by a generator balanced above its volatile cargo.
A man carries refined oil in buckets at an illegal oil refinery site. ‘Oil bunkering,’ which leaves oil spewing from pipelines for kilometres around each site, diverted about a fifth of Nigeria’s two-million barrels-per-day production last year, according to the finance ministry.