Oil prices have experienced a steep drop in recent months, with experts not believing in a near-term trend reversal. Consumers may be happy, but most producers of the black gold certainly aren't.
The drastic fall in oil prices has pundits wondering when oil-producing nations are finally willing to strike a deal on reducing their output so as to ease the current glut. This page collates recent DW content on the topic.
In 2002, Rukam villagers sold their land to a palm oil company. Since then, they've seen their peatlands, forests and fish stocks vanish. Now they're weighing up the environmental cost of their decision and future hopes.
Argan oil is sought after around the world for its health properties and unique nutty flavor. The coveted oil is extracted from the fruit of the argan tree, which grows exclusively in southwestern Morocco. International demand for the product means business — and tourism — is booming.
This week: We go underground to meet Thai dissidents in hiding, speak with a rape survivor in India and visit a street art festival in the war-scarred Bosnian city of Mostar. Plus: Venezuelans struggle to survive the collapsing oil industry, Moroccan teen refugees in Ceuta, culinary graffiti in Verona and $1-dollar eyeglasses in Bolivia.
Venezuela's economic collapse impacts people in the once booming oil town of Maracaibo -- After price hikes, people in Egypt are struggling to make ends meet -- How one woman brought jobs - and a tasty bite to a refugee camp in the Western Sahara desert
Venezuela was once the richest country in South America thanks to a booming oil industry. But the state oil company's facilities are rotting. At Maracaibo Lake, which holds some of the largest crude oil reserves in the world, operations have come to an almost complete standstill, with drilling facilities falling into disrepair. Maracaibo's citizens are struggling to survive.