Recent discoveries of extensive offshore gas reserves have propelled Mozambique into the industry spotlight in recent years. This report outlines the main trends of downstream hydrocarbon theft, the key actors involved, and the impact of this activity.
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This week Shadow Governance release a report on the downstream theft of hydrocarbons in Ghana. Downstream hydrocarbon theft has remained underreported, despite producing substantial illicit profits. Our report details key actors, the main trends, and provides an impact assessment. A summary of the report is provided here.
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The downstream theft of hydrocarbons in Nigeria has remained underreported, despite producing substantial illicit profits for those involved. This report outlines the key actors involved in this trade, the main trends of downstream hydrocarbon theft, and the impact of this activity.
A media campaign launched this month is putting pressure on the government of Ghana to crackdown on the lucrative illegal mining industry. Calls for new regulations and laws, however, will likley be met with resistance by Chinese stakeholders.
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Resource distribution, like all forms of informal mechanisms in Nigeria, is linked to the practice of godfatherism, and it is via this dynamic that several of Nigeria’s key economic elite built their empires.
Should the US take a backseat in African affairs during the Trump presidency, China would have ample opportunity to increase its dominance over the continent.
The Federal Government is to meet leaders from the Niger Delta community and militant groups to end ongoing conflict and reduce attacks on oil infrastructure.
The Kinshasa government has announced that it plans to publish all of its large-scale agricultural contracts in an effort to increase transparency over land deals.
Since February 2016, the NDA has claimed responsibility for attacks against oil infrastructure. In an effort to quickly mitigate damage, the government is trying negotiations.
As the government seeks to ward off a looming recession, the Buhari government is faced with the seemingly insurmountable task of balancing a $15 billion state deficit. A key starting point is reform of the oil sector and the NNPC.
While steady progress has been made to tackle corruption, Buhari turns to the economy in an attempt to wean Nigeria off its over dependence on oil proceeds.