Oil, Gas and Mining for Development

At this Washington breakfast event, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) will launch the world’s largest open public database on national oil companies, www.nationaloilcompanydata.org. Guests will be the first to see a presentation of the database and associated analysis, which provides new insights into these critically important companies.

Last week investors and Saudi Arabia watchers got an eyeful of the massive riches of state oil company Saudi Aramco, which in a prospectus reported $111 billion in profits for 2018. That Aramco is minted surprises no one; but the sheer scale of its horde was indeed headline-worthy.

Top photo: Gas pipeline construction in the Peruvian Andes. Jean Gaumy / MAGNUM