Opinion on Gas in Nigeria

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Gazprom makes a strong move into Nigeria, but risks remain to realizing production

Gazprom has taken its first substantive step into West Africa by signing a joint venture with Nigerian National Petroleum Corp to work on exploration, production, transportation, gas refining and the construction of electric power infrastructure. Although the move will be of concern to International Oil Companies operating in Nigeria, considerable risks to Gazprom's success remain.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2008
Expert View
Expert View

Africa: a great hope for oil producers but a forgotten continent for global media

Recent media coverage of the social unrest in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya has referred to a "Middle Eastern crisis." However, these important oil producing nations are firmly African. The oversight is indicative of a broader media tendency to ignore similar problems taking place across Africa, where a number of elections throughout 2011 could further threaten the continent's oil and gas production.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2011
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CommentWire

Shell: leaving Nigeria would have even greater repercussions for sustainability

In October 2010, Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell was dropped from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index because of growing concerns over its operations in Nigeria, and the firm has now responded by scrapping its policy of linking executive bonuses to the index. However, it is hard to say how Shell should proceed in Nigeria, as pulling out of the country could mean even worse news for the environment.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2011

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