The Political Economy of Oil and Gas in Africa: The case of Nigeria

1st Edition

Soala Ariweriokuma

Published October 22, 2008
Reference - 384 Pages - 39 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415464840 - CAT# RU53660
Series: Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

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The evolution of the Nigerian oil and gas industry spanned about a century during which several challenges were encountered and surmounted by major International Oil Companies (IOCs). This book provides a thoroughly researched guide to the Nigerian oil and gas industry.   

The author examines the increasing role of Africa in the contribution of oil and gas resources to the global energy market and provides an overview of oil and gas exploration and production activities in Algeria , Libya , Egypt and Angola . The book presents an in-depth review of the growth and challenges of the Nigerian oil and gas industry. It also highlights the geological features of the oil and gas bearing regions of the country. In particular, the emerging prominence of the Gulf of Guinea as a prolific hydrocarbon bearing zone is extensively evaluated. 

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