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Africa Oil & Gas 2015

The Africa Oil & Gas 2015 special considers how the continent will cope in the face of lower oil prices and a dip in industry confidence. OPEC’s decision to maintain production in late November, thereby punishing high-cost producers, has had an outsized impact on Africa’s major oil powers, which tend to be highly reliant on hydrocarbon revenues. Frontier exploration, which is largely driven by small companies, has also been punished owing to investor concerns.

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Commentary

21 January 2015, Week 3 Issue 190
The time is nigh for cutting subsidies in the Middle East as governments, feeling the pinch from low oil prices, pass the pain on to consumers