Category Archives: Policy

The global oil market’s new, strange alliance

Measures aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19 have caused acute economic pain among major oil-producing countries, as the collapse […] Read More

OECD Guiding Principles for Durable Extractive Contracts

Drastic changes in oil prices, like the one we are witnessing today, typically push many host governments to renegotiate contracts […] Read More

Major Setback for Lebanon’s Oil and Gas

For many years, 2020 will be remembered as the year that brought the world economy on its knees and oil […] Read More

Iraq: An oil giant with a chronic disease

Iraq has a major success story in its oil industry. It is one of the very few oil-rich countries in […] Read More

Shadow over Brazil’s oil production outlook

Brazil is expected to be one of the most significant sources of oil supply growth in the next five years, […] Read More

The Resource Curse Hits Lebanon Without the Resource

There is no shortage of analysis and commentaries linking the unrest that Lebanon has been witnessing since October 2019 to […] Read More

Germany: Balancing the Energiewende

Germany is determined to take the global fight against climate change seriously. Since the beginning of this century, the world’s […] Read More

Assessing Tunisia’s Upstream Petroleum Fiscal Regime

The overriding objective of this paper is to examine Tunisia’s upstream petroleum fiscal regime, in consideration of the government’s stated […] Read More

Look Where We’re Going: Escaping the Prism of Past Politics

Lord David Howell, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Crystol Energy, launched his new book, “Look Where We’re Going: Escaping […] Read More

GIS Dossier: Algeria’s ‘system’ teeters

GIS Dossiers aim to give a quick overview of key topics, regions or conflicts based on a selection of experts’ […] Read More