In partnership with the Burmese military regime, three Western oil companies have built natural gas pipelines in southern Burma (Myanmar), leading to countless human rights abuses against the local population. Unocal (U.S.), Premier Oil (U.K.), and TotalFinaElf (France/Belgium) have used the brutal Burmese military as a security force for their pipeline projects, ignoring the evidence that the soldiers would commit severe abuses in the course of their security duties.

Update: In September, 2002, Premier Oil pulled out of its operations in Burma.