International Petroleum Investment and Policies: Green, Privatising and Moving Eastward?

George Ndi, Thomas Walde

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Some of the issues currently shaping transnational investment in the petroleum industry are examined. These include; the re-defining of the role of the state in petroleum development strategy; the evolution of contractual practice; the introduction of more liberal investment legislation; the restructuring of state petroleum enterprises with a view to commercialisation, corporatisation or privatisation; the increasing significance of petroleum production in emerging nations; and heightened international awareness of the environmental impacts of energy development. The discussion includes an analysis of the implications of these issues for developing countries in terms of inward foreign investment, some reflections on the development versus environment debate and some consideration of the influence of current trends on the future of the international petroleum industry. (UK)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Oil & Gas Investment
Subtitle of host publicationMoving Eastward?
EditorsThomas Walde, George Ndi
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherGraham & Trotmann/ M. Nijhoff
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9781853339639
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 1994
Externally publishedYes


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