What is the curse of oil? Why does it fall on some countries and not others? The answer is simple: when the income passes to states or governments it will either be consumed in activities that would not be required by a freely choosing population or malinvested in capital that provides activities that are not required, which is equivalent to consumption but over a longer timescale.

When it passes to private hands part will be consumed immediately to deliver immediate benefit, and part, in many circumstances the larger part, will be invested in such a way as to create energy consuming operations in that country (and elsewhere) that produce wealth, in other words it will be invested to provide something required by human individuals, and thus a return on that investment.
Oil is no curse, any more than coal is or was to Britain. It depends crucially on where the income flows and how it is spent.