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Oxford Business Group

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Every business intelligence article and report is based on in-country research by experienced analysts. 

Latest articles from Oxford Business Group

  • Colombia’s Push To Triple Proven Oil & Gas Reserves

    Published 17 July 2019 | viewed 12,751 times

    With no major onshore oil discoveries since 2009, Colombia’s oil and gas reserves have dwindled. The country has thus turned to non-conventional deposits as a…

  • Papua New Guinea Looks To Double LNG Production

    Published 08 June 2019 | viewed 15,191 times

    On April 9 PNG’s government signed an agreement with Total, ExxonMobil and the Australian Securities Exchange-listed Oil Search, setting out the terms and conditions for…

  • Can This Former Oil Giant Become Energy Independent?

    Published 02 June 2019 | viewed 22,696 times

    Replacing diminishing reserves and guaranteeing domestic energy security are two of Indonesia’s policy priorities. As such, oil and gas exploration and development are key areas…

  • The OPEC Outcast Fighting For LNG Dominance

    Published 01 June 2019 | viewed 21,862 times

    For over a decade Qatar has been the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG), and by 2024 the country aims to strengthen its…

  • Trinidad And Tobago Doubles Down On Gas Production

    Published 25 May 2019 | viewed 14,781 times

    On April 19 the World Bank revised its forecast from earlier in the month, which had predicted that T&T would slip into a recession. In…

  • The Driving Force Behind Nigeria’s Energy Renaissance

    Published 18 May 2019 | viewed 18,812 times

    With an abundant supply of natural resources, Nigeria’s oil and gas sector plays a key role in global energy. Its oil deposits have been a…

  • Oman’s Newest Approach To Boost Oil Production

    Published 13 May 2019 | viewed 9,383 times

    Oman has made some major moves to diversify its energy mix, as indicated by the commissioning of new renewable energy (RE) projects. The sultanate has…

  • The Saudi Plan To Boost Spare Oil Production Capacity

    Published 07 May 2019 | viewed 10,886 times

    Even as Saudi Arabia’s oil production reached record levels, with total output hitting 11.1m barrels per day (bpd) in November 2018, the country is boosting…

  • Tunisia Looks To Boost Renewable Sector

    Published 30 March 2019 | viewed 7,685 times

    Slim Feriani, the minister of industry and small and medium-sized enterprises, announced in mid-January that the country was seeking to attract $2bn in foreign investment…

  • Mexico Scrambles To Save Its Sinking Oil Company

    Published 25 March 2019 | viewed 12,324 times

    On February 15 President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced the launch of Pemex’s Strengthening Programme, a six-year plan designed to improve the company’s financial…

  • Rising Energy Demand Could Be A Boon For The Philippines

    Published 20 February 2019 | viewed 6,180 times

    In January Energy World Corporation (EWC) announced it had been given final approval by the Department of Energy (DoE) under their new regulations to build…

  • Falling Oil Prices Threaten Saudi Economic Growth

    Published 22 December 2018 | viewed 20,747 times

    In October the IMF revised its forecast for Saudi economic growth in 2018 and 2019, predicting GDP would increase by 2.2 percent and 2.4 percent,…

  • Ghana’s Energy Industry Becomes A Boon For The Economy

    Published 17 December 2018 | viewed 6,592 times

    On October 15 President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the opening of the country’s first open and competitive round of bidding for energy exploration licences, with three…

  • Qatar Looks To Revitalize Trade Amid Embargo

    Published 29 November 2018 | viewed 10,926 times

    On November 7 Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, the deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, announced that Doha was looking…

  • Wind, Solar Could Help Oman Meet Energy Goals

    Published 25 November 2018 | viewed 9,362 times

    On October 29 Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) announced it had contracted Omani-Japanese joint venture Marubeni Consortium to develop a 100-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant.…

  • Ivory Coast Pivots Towards Renewables

    Published 03 November 2018 | viewed 9,751 times

    Côte d’Ivoire is moving forward with plans to build its first biomass power stations, part of wider efforts to respond to rising domestic energy demand…

  • Energy Earnings Pull Trinidad And Tobago From Recession

    Published 02 November 2018 | viewed 5,180 times

    Presented on October 1 by Colm Imbert, the minister of finance, the 2019 budget forecasts GDP to increase by 1.9 percent this year before rising…

  • Myanmar To Auction Off 31 New Oil And Gas Blocks

    Published 20 October 2018 | viewed 14,273 times

    On August 30 the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MoEE) announced it would be opening fresh rounds of bidding for oil and gas blocks in…

  • Nigeria Doubles Down On Mini-Grids

    Published 29 September 2018 | viewed 13,355 times

    The development potential of Nigerian mini-grids – generation and distribution systems capable of supplying up to 1 MW of capacity from renewable sources, independent of…

  • Saudis Expand Mining Sector As Part Of Diversification Push

    Published 22 September 2018 | viewed 13,348 times

    Mining grew by 6.3 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) in the first quarter of 2018, according to data issued by the General Authority for Statistics on July…

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