Chad/Cameroon oil pipeline diversion may be finished early

|By:, SA News Editor

The diversion of a pipeline that takes oil from Chad through Cameroon to the African coast is 75% complete and could be finished two months ahead of schedule, according to an executive at the state-run company managing the pipeline.

Cameroon's construction of a giant hydroelectric dam means the pipeline must be re-routed by 36 km to avoid being submerged in the waters of the reservoir that will be used to generate electricity.

The pipeline is owned by ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX) and Malaysia's Petronas.