Developing, managing, and sharing knowledge on natural resources, conflict, and peacebuilding
Source: Financial Times, 2015
Author(s): Erika Solomon, Robin Kwong, and Steven Bernard
Countries: Iraq, Syria
Topics: Extractive Resources
Isis controls most of Syria’s oil fields and crude is the militant group's biggest single source of revenue. Here we follow the progress of a barrel of oil from extraction to end user to see how the Isis production system works, who is making money from it, and why it is proving so challenging to disrupt.