The Norwegian state controlled Statoil (70%) has been involved a number of corruption scandals.
Kroll Inc. is a well known private intelligence company primarily controlled out of the US and UK, alleged to have been hired by Statoil to investigate BioFuel Africa, a subsidiary of the Norwegian company BioFuel AS, in which Statoil was planning to invest.
An investigative report was provided to Statoil. Statoil alleged the report revealed bribery by BioFuel Africa of a Ghanian official. However, the report was never released to BioFuel or the public.
Workers are currently women who collects jatropha seeds which are crushed and sold as ansubstitute to diesel, either as biodiesel or straight vegetable oil blended with diesel.BioFuel Africa Ltd. (Ghana) is now a fully owned subsidiary under Solar Harvest ASThe founders have sponsored some investigations on their own in Ghana, and it turns out that KrollInc. was the investigation company (Company X) who investigated the Biofuel Africa Ltd. Kroll Inc.After the reveal of the investigation company name (Company X), the founders contacted Statoilagain and asked for a joint investigation into what happened.Statoil then categorically denied any attempt to find out what really happened.BioFuel As also sent a letter to the Norwegian minister of Oil and Energy (Terje Riis Larsen) which inturn just referred BioFuel AS back to Statoil.Statoil has been seriously involved in two corruption cases in Iran and Libya. Due to this, they arenow under special observation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.It turns out that Statoil still have a long way to go, because they can hardly distinguish between falseaccusations and real corruption.There is a direct link between Statoil (Investor) and Kroll Inc. (Company X) in this case.Kroll Inc. is another company which has been tied to a scandal where the former Ukrainian president:Leonid Danilovitsj Kuchma was involved.Kuchma was tied to a murder of Heorhiy Gongadze due to some voice recording where Kuchmaalmost ordered the killing of the journalist. Kuchma then hired Kroll Inc. to clear him. Kroll Inc.reported that the recordings where false, however FBI and other journalist came to the oppositeconclusion.Reuters later wrote: “Their task (Kroll) was to clear Kuchma and they fulfilled it. There was noinvestigation; they did not find any new facts. They just discussed existing theories,
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