Journalists confront informal and regulatory obstacles. In many cases, private companies and the government prevent media from accessing existing sources of free information. This may take the form of lengthy response times, publicly exposing information requests and managing the approval of how information is presented publicly.
NRGI set out to collect total oil, gas and mining revenue data for the countries included in the Resource Governance Index to find out how many dollars flow to governments that mismanage the handling of their natural resources.
Carole Nakhle, an NRGI advisory council member, founder and director of London-based advisory, research and training company Crystol Energy, and founder of Access for Women in Energy, shared her impressions of the global hydrocarbons market, as well as some thoughts on key producers in the Middle East and North Africa, in this interview.