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Both political turmoil and oil theft are increasing costs for oil companies and threatening supplies. Can some of the demand-side causes be tackled?

Unrest Hits

West African  Oil and Gas



Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill: six years of stop-go progress on oil industry reform has resulted in a bill that falls far short of its original transparency and revenue generation goals…

  The Nigerian Petroleum Industry Bill:

   A Shadow of its Former Self



Oil has been the catalyst for investment, reviving Takoradi's fortunes as an export hub for Ghana's many resources - but benefits to the local economy remain elusive. 

Takoradi:

Ghana’s Oil City

Industry Issues Nigeria 03.pdf



Ben Asante's story is full of significant and unusual personal firsts.

  Ben Asante:

   Riding the Wave

GEO ExPro v11 n5 Profile Ben Asante.pdf



Despite government protestations that oil revenues would be managed transparently, Ghana is succumbing to the 'resource curse'.

Ghana:

From African Star to IMF Bail-out

African Security 03.pdf Ghana v12i5 03.pdf GEI ExPRo v11 n3 Takoradi.pdf

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