The Associated Press

Nigerian oil country: Where'd the traffic go?

The normally congested streets of Nigeria's oil capital were amazingly free of cars during this morning's rush hour. I've spent much of the my past two days in this city stuck in traffic jams, so I asked my driver why we were able to speed down a nearly open expressway at 9 a.m. His answer? "No fuel for the cars." Port Harcourt is a hub for drilling operations by oil majors like Shell, ExxonMobil and Italy's Agip, but the city itself experiences regular fuel shortages.