In Standard & Poor’s view, the profitability of commodity chemicals production is highly correlated to energy and raw materials prices because these costs often make up the majority of a chemical
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Weak Governance and the Gulf Oil Spill, a 30-Year Timeline
This timeline provides a wide-ranging review of the decisions, policies, participants and events that formed the backdrop to the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This timeline is intended to serve as a resource and reference tool for policymakers, academics and journalists interested...
Do the revised reporting guidelines for the oil and gas industry go far enough?
Last month IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, along with the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Association for Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) released their revised guidance on corporate sustainability reporting. This was the first update to the guidance since 2005.
Spotlight on Oil in Uganda
This working paper examines whether new rules from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could help bring transparency to Uganda’s oil industry.
Can new SEC disclosure rules help bring transparency to Uganda’s oil sector?
Can forest-rich countries learn from the mistakes of extractive projects and avoid unleashing their own resource curse?
The BP oil spill will degrade critical ecosystem services and their economic benefits for decades to come.
Lessons from Peru in the Governance of Gas Production Revenues
This report draws on lessons from recent experiences in Peru to suggest ways to help subnational governments manage extractive industry risks and revenues.
This summary provides a concise overview of the American Power Act (APA) released as a discussion draft by Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman on May 12, 2010.