ANGOLA AND NIGERIA OIL AND GAS SECTORS UNDER PRESSURE AS OIL PRICES FALL

BY GEORGE STONE

WHAT a difference a year has made in the African oil industry. With sky rocketing oil prices fuelling an expansion boom in 2007 and 2008, this year will be much tougher for the oil and gas sector in sub-Saharan Africa. OPEC has slammed the brakes on production to arrest a free fall in prices sparked by the global recession, and this will harm African countries with newly-established production facilities. Even Nigeria's well-entrenched industry will suffer. Here, the Petroleum Review looks at the likely future fortunes of sub-Saharan ...


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