Oct 17, 2009

Justin Fox on the stewardship of the world's oil and gas reserves

Only 7% of the world's estimated oil and gas reserves are in countries that allow companies like ExxonMobil free rein, according to consulting firm PFC Energy. Fully 65% are in the hands of state-owned companies such as Saudi Aramco, and the rest are in the likes of Russia and Venezuela, where Western companies can get a foothold one day but lose it the next.

~ Justin Fox, "No More Gushers," Time, May 31, 2007

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