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Iraq

Iraq Oil Almanac and Iraq Oil Almanac (in Arabic)

Iraq is working to ramp up production capacity after decades of war. (List of articles). The Arabic-language Iraq guide serves as the basis for a local knowledge community.
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South Sudan

South Sudan Oil Almanac

Underdeveloped South Sudan is rich in oil and other resources but has little infrastructure of its own.
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Kenya

Kenya Oil Almanac

Kenya is gaining interest as a potential future energy hub. (List of articles).
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Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Oil Almanac and Azerbaijan Oil Almanac (in Azerbaijani)

Azerbaijan is touted as an EITI 'pioneer' but how is it's long-standing oil industry actually managed? (List of articles). The Azerbaijani-language guide serves as the basis for a local knowledge community.
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Colombia

Colombia Oil Almanac

Colombia's impending oil boom brings opportunity as much as it does risk.
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Ghana

Ghana Oil Almanac

Ghana is a fledgling oil producer taking steps to avoid falling to the 'resource curse'. (List of articles).
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Iran

Iran Oil Almanac

Iran is struggling to maintain production in the face of strict economic sanctions. (List of articles).
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Liberia

Liberia Oil Almanac

Liberia's extractive industries are still recovering after all major mines closed during the 14-year civil war that ended in 2003.
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Libya

Libya Oil Almanac and Libya Oil Almanac (in Arabic)

Libya's production capacity is inching back on track after the revolution of 2011. (List of articles). The Arabic-language Libya guide serves as the basis for a local knowledge community.
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Niger

Niger Oil Almanac and Niger Oil Almanac (in French)

Niger's oil boom presents an opportunity to combat a deepening humanitarian crisis. (List of articles). The French-language Niger guide serves as the basis for a local knowledge community.
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Sudan

Sudan Oil Almanac

Sudan is dealing with the loss of nearly 75% of its oil reserves after the secession of South Sudan in 2011. (List of articles).
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Syria

Syria Oil Almanac

What are the foundations for post-war Syria as a producing and transit country?
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Uganda

Uganda Oil Almanac

A new oil economy seeks legislative stability before production starts up. (List of articles).
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Egypt

Egypt Oil Almanac

Egypt is trying to satisfy increasing domestic demand for oil in the midst of falling production . (List of articles).
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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Oil Almanac

The mining sector already contributes about 30% of Sierra Leone's GDP, though the vast majority of this is artisanal, and is still illegal.
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