Covering Oil: A Reporter's Guide to Energy and Development
Svetlana Tsalik, Anya Schiffrin
Open Society Institute, 2005 - Business & Economics - 156 pages
The Revenue Watch program and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue promote transparency and civic participation in natural resource policymaking. Journalists know how hard it is to report on government management of oil, gas, and other natural resource revenues. Governments and industry are seldom forthcoming. And reporters themselves usually lack the background in economics, engineering, geology, and corporate finance helpful to understanding the energy industry and the effects of resource wealth. This book attempts to redress the balance with practical information in easy to understand language. Chapters include Understanding the Resource Curse, A Primer on Oil, Oil Companies and the International Oil Market, the ABCs of Petroleum Contracts, and the Environmental, Social, and Human Rights Impacts of Oil Development. Tip sheets inform reporters about stories to pursue and questions to ask.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Making Natural Resources into a Blessing rather than a Curse
Understanding the Resource Curse
9 other sections not shown
accounting areas assets Azerbaijan bidding bonus budget ChevronTexaco commodity price communities company's concession contracts corporate corruption costs country's crude oil developing countries drilling Dutch Disease economic emissions Energy environment environmental example exploration Extractive Industries ExxonMobil foreign fuel future growth hedging host government Human Rights Watch hydrocarbons impacts income increase Institute International International Energy Agency investment investors issues Kyoto Protocol ment Myanmar natural gas natural resources negotiations Nigeria oil and gas oil development oil exporters oil prices oil producers oil revenues oil spill OPEC Open Society Institute operations options payments percent petroleum pipeline political pollution price of oil price volatility Produced water production Production-sharing Agreements profits proved reserves refining rent seeking require resource curse resource wealth resource-rich countries risk royalties Saudi Arabia sector security forces share social Source stabilization funds toxicant transparency United Unocal Venezuela