Gas from Shale: A Valuable Source of Energy

IPIECA | Document | 2012

A fact sheet from a series developed by IPIECA and OGP to demonstrate the oil and gas industry’s present and future contribution to sustainable development. Prepared in advance of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The world’s vast resources of natural gas can he...


Oil, Gas, and Mining : A Sourcebook for Understanding the Extractive Industries

World Bank | Document | 2017

Oil, Gas, and Mining: A Sourcebook for Understanding the Extractive Industries provides developing countries with a technical understanding and practical options around oil, gas, and mining sector development issues. A central premise of the Sourcebook is that good technical knowledge can better in...


Natural Resource Charter

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) | Document | 2014

The Natural Resource Charter is a set of principles for governments and societies on how to best harness the opportunities created by extractive resources for development. It is not a recipe or blueprint for the policies and institutions countries must build, but instead provides the ingredients suc...


Raw Talks: Paul Stevens, End of an Oil Era?

Raw Talks | youtube | 2017

This succinct account of some of the factors underlying petroleum economics may be of value to sector decision makers and stakeholders


Oil and Gas in Eastern Africa: Current Developments and Future Perspectives

Benjamin Augé, French Institute of International Relations | Document | 2015

The position of oil companies toward East Africa has changed considerably since 2006 when the first reserves in Uganda came to light. However, for many investors interested in the region, it remains difficult to get a clear picture of the scale of developments of this sector. This paper discusses th...


Local Content: Nigeria - Petroleum

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment | Document | 2014

This document profiles local content frameworks in Nigeria. It identifies the key legislation, regulations, contracts and non-binding policies and frameworks dealing with local content issues in the petroleum sector. It summarizes the provisions in the legal instruments dealing with local content an...


West Africa Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) market development study

The World Bank | Document | 2013

This is a World Bank market development study of the LPG market in West Africa. The World Bank and the World LP Gas Association have retained Purvin and Gertz, Inc. (Purvin and Gertz) and Frigo Consult to conduct an analysis of the West African LPG market and make recommendations on how to further s...


EITI: A Parliamentary Tool for Extractive Sector Governance in Liberia and Yemen

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2014

This case study presents lessons learned from parliamentary engagement in the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) process in Liberia and Yemen and offers strategies for other countries seeking to involve parliamentarians in similar ways. Liberia in West Africa and Yemen in the Midd...


The Extractive Industries Sector: Essentials for Economists, Public Finance Professionals, and Policy Makers

The World Bank | Document | 2015

The extractive industries (EI) sector occupies an outsize space in the economies of many developing countries. Economists, public finance professionals, and policy makers working in such countries are frequently confronted with issues that require an in-depth understanding of the sector. The objec...


Big Spenders: Swiss Trading Companies, African Oil and the Risks of Opacity

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2014

The sale of crude oil by governments and their national oil companies (NOCs) is one of the least scrutinized aspects of oil sector governance. Swiss commodity trading companies buy a considerable share of the oil sold by African governments. This report is the first detailed examination of those sal...


Kenya: An African oil upstart in transition

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies | Document | 2014

This paper analyses the opportunities and risks facing Kenya’s oil industry and its role as a regional oil transport hub. In late March 2012, Kenya entered the East African oil scene with a surprising splash. After decades of unsuccessful on-and-off exploration by international oil companies, Tull...


Local Content: Ghana - Mining

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment | Document | 2014

This document profiles local content frameworks in Ghana. It identifies the key legislation, regulations, contracts and non-binding policies and frameworks dealing with local content issues in the mining sector. It summarizes the provisions in the legal instruments dealing with local content and hig...


Local Content: Australia - Mining and Petroleum

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment | Document | 2015

This document profiles local content frameworks in Australia. It identifies the key legislation, regulations, contracts and non-binding policies and frameworks dealing with local content issues in the mining and petroleum sectors. It summarizes the provisions in the legal instruments dealing with lo...


A Move South

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2016

This document describes how an increasing number of large resource finds are in the developing world, reflecting growing openness in their economies.


Is There Evidence for a Subnational Resource Curse?

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2016

This paper examines the evidence of a subnational resource curse. Natural resource extraction can have positive effects, generating profits, tax revenue for government, and economic linkages to other sectors. In contrast, extraction can also have negative economic, environmental and social consequen...


Natural Resource Exploitation Challenges and Opportunities for LDCs

Commonwealth Secretariat | Document | 2011

The least developed countries (LDCs) have long been heavily dependent upon natural resource exports. This is both a problem and an opportunity. It is a problem because natural resource extraction does not directly employ many people and so has only limited direct transmission on to the incomes and w...


Mozambique’s LNG revolution: A political risk outlook for the Rovuma LNG ventures

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies | Document | 2014

This report contains a political risk outlook for Mozambique's Rovuma LNG ventures. Mozambique has a set of basic political and legislative components – including a basic legal framework for hydrocarbons ventures – that may facilitate the development of LNG production, if not by 2018, then probabl...


Local Content: Norway - Petroleum

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment | Document | 2016

This document profiles local content frameworks in Norway. It identifies the key legislation, regulations, contracts and non-binding policies and frameworks dealing with local content issues in the petroleum sector. It summarizes the provisions in the legal instruments dealing with local content and...


Local Content: Mining and Petroleum - South Africa

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment | Document | 2015

This document profiles local content frameworks in South Africa. It identifies the key legislation, regulations, contracts and non-binding policies and frameworks dealing with local content issues in the mining and petroleum sectors. It summarizes the provisions in the legal instruments dealing with...


Resilience in a Time of Volatility: Oil Prices and the Energy Industry

Document | 2015

The EY report, Resilience in a Time of Volatility: Oil Prices and the Energy Industry, focuses on the future of oil prices. This is a question that has industry experts and industry watchers searching for answers. Supply is up, demand is down, and it appears that some of the conditions that created ...