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A draft report of a scoping study on extractives in Cambodia. The country's mineral and hydrocarbon resources are largely untapped, but interest from foreign investors has recently increased, including exploration of bauxite deposits by BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi. Currently, extraction of gold and other hard minerals is exclusively small-scale and largely unregulated. Discovery of offshore oil reserves in 2005 has spurred additional investment and exploration, and oil production is estimated to begin by 2008. The prospect of a dramatic increase in government revenue has prompted a range of organizations to pursue the development of legal frameworks for revenue management and mechanisms for ensuring accountability and transparency.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Extractive industries
  • Extractive industries licensing and payments
  • Extractive industries policy and administration
  • Off-shore oil and gas exploration and extraction
  • Oil and gas resources
  • On-shore oil and gas exploration and extraction
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright No
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Author (individual) Ediger, Laura
Publisher Oxfam America
Publication date 2007
Pagination 41 p
Date uploaded June 14, 2015, 22:47 (UTC)
Date modified December 13, 2015, 13:56 (UTC)