Emerging frontiers of energy exploration in post-boom Africa

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Abstract

The likelihood of a continued depression ofcommodity prices globally will have
a significant impact on the future of Africa’s oil and gas producing countries that
remain dependent on energy export revenues tofinancedevelopment. New
discoveries of oil and gas across sub-Saharan Africa will result in an increasing
number ofcountries becoming significant energy producers and exporters, and
much of the new potential exists in various formsofunconventionalenergy,such
as shale, coal-bedmethane and ultra-deepwater. So far,however,African
countriesdonotfeaturesignificantlyindebatesontheglobalexpansionof
unconventional fuelsexploration andproduction.Thereforethischapter
examines how prospects for hydrocarbon exploration in sub-Saharan Africa have
been affected by the recent crash and increased volatility in global oil prices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Political Economy of Oil and Gas
EditorsSlawomir Raszewski
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages195-208
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-62557-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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