Africa's Oil and Gas Sector: Implications for U.S. Policy
Publication Date: July 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: Africa; Chad-Cameroon pipeline; West Africa; investment climate
Coverage: Africa United States
Development and transformation of Africa's energy sector presents a unique opportunity for cooperation between African countries and energy consumers, particularly since Africa is geographically closer to the U.S. and safer than the Middle East; but to attract scarce private global capital, the investment climate must be improved, and significant political and economic hurdles must be overcome.