In Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, liquefied fossil gas developments bring with them human rights abuses and the fueling of conflicts upon communities and fisherfolks. In Vaca Muerta, Argentina, the curse of the fracking rush pollutes the water and land Indigenous communities have lived in harmony with until now.

Two struggles against fossil gas across an ocean, yet similar patterns: when we look at the companies, the financiers, the enablers and supporters of these projects, it often is the European and American centres of power that are fueling disaster in these regions.

For each of these fossil gas developments we have produced a short briefing providing an overview of the situation on the ground, as well as a series of supply chain maps. These maps aim to highlight some of the companies fueling disaster in Cabo Delgado and Vaca Muerta. These supply chains are extremely complex, so these maps don’t show every single actor behind these projects but rather highlight specific and strategic ones in the hope to provide a deeper understanding of the role of European and American companies.

This project aims to shine a spotlight on how neocolonial and extractivist patterns are perpetuated through fossil fuel developments. We believe it is crucial to deepen our understanding of why we can’t talk of fossil gas, of climate change, without talking about neocolonialism and justice. As part of this project, we’ve also worked with artists to produce creative content that help develop this understanding via the means of alternative formats. You can find these art pieces here.

You can view and download all the resources from this project here.
To find out more about the struggle against fossil gas in Mozambique and how you can help, visit JA! Justica Ambiental and Friends of the Earth International‘s websites and follow on social media.
To find out more about the struggle against fracking in Vaca Muerta, visit OpSur‘s website and follow them on social media.
All maps and briefings were designed by Michelle Tylicki.

Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

Vaca Muerta, Argentina