Since the early 1990s, Chevron (formerly Unocal), in a consortium with Total (France) and PTT Exploration and Production (Thailand) has partnered with the state-owned Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) on the Yadana natural gas project. The Yadana project is one of the world’s most controversial resource development projects and is widely recognized as a textbook example of corporate complicity in human rights abuses.
In the early years of the project the regime created a highly militarized pipeline corridor in what had previously been a relatively peaceful area. The results were violent suppression of dissent, environmental destruction, forced labor and portering, forced relocations, torture, rape, and summary executions. Today, serious abuses continue to be documented at length, and Chevron continues to deny responsibility for violations committed by the Burma army providing security for the project.
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