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- Over 110 billion USD has disappeared through mispricing of crude oil in the US and the EU between 2000 and 2010.
- Profits have been moved from the source country to the extractive industry companies.
- In December 2000, the Netherlands imported crude oil for the price of 1,69 Euro per bbl. while the spot market prices were no lower than 26 Euro, resulting in an underevaluation of around 40 million Euro to the source country.
Alberta’s oil reserves are the second largest in the world and international companies have found a foundation in Canadian sands. Despite high costs – especially environmental costs – dirty energy drives Alberta forward. By: Sindre Sverdrup Strand (article awarded PWYP Norway’s 2010 stipend for journalism students)  
Last night the U.S. Congress voted in favour of sweeping financial reforms which include a landmark provision requiring oil, gas and mining companies registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to publish how much they pay to foreign countries and the U.S. government.