The political economy of petroleum exploitation in Africa.

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Summarizes the reserve base and recent exploration and production trends and the agreements between African governments and oil companies. Concludes that a production-sharing scheme incorporating a resource rent tax is the type of contractual relationship most likely to be consistent with long term stability. They also facilitate the objectives of governments such as involvement in decision making and labour training.-from Author

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAfrica and the sea. Proc. colloquium, Aberdeen 1984
Subtitle of host publicationAberdeen University African Studies Group
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1985


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