Carole Nakhle, the founder and CEO of Crystol Energy and a new NRGI board member, spoke with NRGI before International Women’s Day about the growth of AccessWIE, “anemic” female participation in the extractives sector, and the roles NRGI can play in addressing gender inequality and women’s empowerment.
It is strange that commodities trading payments—often the largest payments companies make to government entities—are not covered by EU, Canada or Norway mandatory disclosure laws. The laws apply only to companies that physically engage in extraction of resources.
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.