In an Oil Boomtown

By Kirk Siegler | October 25, 2015 | Ecuador

In the Amazonian boom town of Lago Agrio, Ecuador, there is tremendous anxiety over slumping low oil prices. Alfonzo Ona, an electrician who services wells for the state-owned oil company, says everyday there are rumors of more layoffs. Even though it’s one of the smallest OPEC countries, more than half of Ecuador’s revenue comes from oil.

Kirk Siegler is reporting from Ecuador on a fellowship with the International Reporting Project (IRP). This post was also published on NPR's On the Road.

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