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Repsol: looking to capitalize on African reserves

Africa has abundant reserves of oil and gas, yet until recently few companies have dared to explore the continent's resources. Unstable politics, high operational costs and challenging corporate governance issues have discouraged most, although a few private companies have managed to overcome these obstacles. Repsol however is one of the first majors to expand its license portfolio to West Africa.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Oct 2010
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Positive outlook for the African oil and gas industry in 2011

Africa is one of the few regions in the world where significant oil and gas reserves remain underexplored and access remains relatively viable. Not surprisingly, different international players, both major and second-tier, have the region as a strategic option as reserves in other locations experience either depletion or cannot be developed due to political or regulatory impediments.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jan 2011
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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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