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Entries in oil and gas (6)

Thursday
Feb042016

KPMG survey: Oil price collapse drains funding for FCPA compliance

As if historically low commodity prices are not enough for energy and natural resource executives to contend with, a recent KPMG International survey found that addressing anti-bribery and corruption remains highly or exceedingly challenging. At the top of the list of challenges for 89 percent of respondents? Employee awareness, training and communications, and varying country regulations.

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Tuesday
Sep162014

Russia sanctions update: Treasury targets financial, energy, and defense sectors

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued Directives 1 through 4 on September 12 pursuant to Executive Order 13662 (March 20, 2014), “Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine.”

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Thursday
Mar132014

UK oil firm declares ‘corruption force majeure’ in Guinea because of FCPA probe

Image courtesy of Tullow OilTullow Oil declared force majeure on its offshore exploration block in Guinea following the disclosure that its partner, U.S.-based Hyperdynamics Corporation, is under investigation by the DOJ and SEC for possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Thursday
Oct242013

BHP Billiton quits India oil and gas sector 

BHP Billiton said it will pull out of nearly all of its India oil and gas projects. The world's biggest mining company didn’t give a reason but local reports cited delays in getting exploration permits.

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Friday
Dec212012

Are we full of beans with this CPI stuff?

First we looked at the corruption perceptions index ranking of the top 25 oil producing countries.

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Wednesday
Dec192012

Corruption by the barrel: oil and graft

The top 20 oil producing nations have an average rank on the corruption perceptions index of 90 -- just into the bottom half.

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