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22 May 2015
A review of Chinese companies’ engagement in EITI suggests that they behave much like other international companies.
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Who Is BC's Big LNG Partner? A Petronas Primer

22 May 2015
Group led by Malaysia's national oil company aims to build terminal near Prince Rupert.

Congo Mining Companies Warn Growth at Risk Even as Output Climbs

22 May 2015
Falling metal prices, power shortages and anticipated tax increases are threatening the Democratic of Congo’s mining industry even as copper, gold and cobalt output hit record highs, the country’s main business group said.

Gabon outlook clouded by strikes, industry disputes

22 May 2015
West African producer Gabon's oil industry is growing increasingly turbulent as strikes proliferate and relations with foreign investors come under strain.

CSOs Call For Review Of GHEITI Bill

22 May 2015
Civil society Organisations operating in the Natural Resource Environment are calling for the review of the Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (GHEITI) bill to include the restoration of the environment after extraction of resources.

Statoil opens a window, but will other oil companies follow?

22 May 2015
Norwegian multinational Statoil recently became the first major oil and gas company to report, in detail, on the $17 billion in payments it has made to 18 governments.

House Report and Buhari’s First Major Call

22 May 2015
Whether it is the downstream sector or the upstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry that you want to examine, what you see is nothing but doom and gloom.

Abacha Loot: Group wants Buhari to reject secret deal with family

22 May 2015
14 Nigerian civil society groups have asked Muhammadu Buhari to discard a secret agreement by the outgoing Goodluck Jonathan

CNPP, Group Task Buhari On Procurement Council, Fuel Importation

21 May 2015
An Abuja-based group, the Centre for Policy Advocacy and Leadership Development (CPALD) has urged the incoming administration of Muhammadu Buhari to discontinue the importation of petroleum products and increase the capacity of domestic refineries.

Foreign, local investors still see ARMM as investment destination

21 May 2015
Local and international investors consider the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao as investment destination ahead of the coming of new political entity that will bring about economic and political stability in the region and in Mindanao, officials said

Commitment to Transparency Without Strong Civil Society, a Pipe Dream

21 May 2015
Transparency rarely transpires with the ruling Revolutionary Democrats. It is a theme where their parlance differs widely from both the common man's and the intellectual's.

Petroleum Sector’s Licencing, Contracts’ Secrecy Hampering EITI Implementation – NEITI

21 May 2015
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative(NEITI) has disclosed that secrecy surrounding licences and contracts documents in the oil and gas industry is a major challenge in the implementation of the global EITI standards
25 May 2015 to 29 May 2015
The Bank’s 50th Annual Meeting will take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from May 25-29, 2015. The Meetings will see the ...
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Howard Stevenson: We believe investments like Amulsar will be key to raising the bar

21 May 2015
"The economic impact of investment in mining could be significant. The direct impact of the Amulsar project on GDP, based on calculations by an independent expert group and our current feasibility study, will be as high as $120 mln annually (...) "

NEITI - How FG's Checks Obstruct Accountability in Oil and Gas Operations

21 May 2015
NEITI explained how efforts to push forward the frontiers of accountability in activities within Nigeria's hydrocarbon industry are being held back by government-inspired checks on access to critical industry information.

Exploiting Minerals, Exploiting Communities

21 May 2015
In Africa, and indeed in most developing countries across the globe, extractive industries have sparked much controversy and debate.

Oil Workers Shut Down Production Over Transfer of OML 042 Operatorship

21 May 2015
Worried about the larger labour implication, the oil workers in the employ of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) have shut down oil production over the transfer of operatorship of one of the country’s valued oil fields, OML 42, to Neconde E

Residents Reject Mining Company’s Plans

21 May 2015
Residents have rejected a mining company’s request for government permission to test and mine for tin and tungsten on 50,000 acres of land owned by locals in the Mo-Ser-Khe area of Hpa Saung Township, Kayah State.
8 June 2015 to 9 June 2015
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8 June 2015 to 10 June 2015
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