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Oxford Business Group

Oxford Business Group

Contributor since: 23 May 2016

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

  • Solar Energy Could Solve Morocco's Largest Energy Problem

    Published 18 December 2019 | viewed 31,827 times

    In mid-October government officials inaugurated the village of Id Mjahdi, located near the western city of Essaouira. The first of its kind in Africa, the…

  • Will The Aramco IPO Help Saudi Arabia Meet Its Vision 2030 Goals?

    Published 10 December 2019 | viewed 8,292 times

    Announcing the development on November 3, Saudi Aramco said that the offer period will run from November 17 to December 4, and the IPO would…

  • Egypt Prepares For A Renewable Energy Revolution

    Published 02 November 2019 | viewed 50,718 times

    Mohamed Shaker, the minister of electricity and renewable energy, announced in mid-October that the country is to inaugurate the 1.4-GW Benban Solar Park by November.…

  • World’s Leading Nat Gas Producer Is About To Get Even Bigger

    Published 05 October 2019 | viewed 16,752 times

    On September 9 Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, minister of energy as well as president and CEO of state-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP), announced that the country…

  • How Trinidad & Tobago Is Benefitting From The Venezuelan Crisis

    Published 10 August 2019 | viewed 28,443 times

    In June the UN estimated that 4m people had fled Venezuela as a result of the crisis. Of these, some 40,000 have arrived in T&T.…

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

    Published 17 July 2019 | viewed 29,308 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 20,630 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 28,928 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 26,165 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 21,073 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 25,738 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 13,136 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 16,475 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 9,365 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 14,984 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 9,143 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 25,451 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 8,561 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 13,691 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 10,786 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.…

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