Oil & Gas in Federal Systems

The Forum of Federations conducted this three year project with the aim of collating base-line or scoping information on oil and gas arrangements and issues in selected federations. 

Given the complexity of these issues, the Forum engaged experts knowledgeable about the oil and gas arrangements in each of the federations studied and had them answer a series of questions about their respective countries. Eleven countries have been selected for the project: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, the United States, and Venezuela. The project included a large conference with the World Bank and workshops in a number of countries. There is a major volume forthcoming “Oil and Gas in Federal Systems” to be published by Oxford University Press in 2012.


Argentina: Juan Antonio Zapata, University of Mendoza

Australia: Michael Crommelin, University of Melbourne

Brazil: Helder Q. Pinto Junior

Canada: André Plourde, University of Alberta

India: Ligia Noronha, Director, Resources and Global Security, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Nidhi Srivastava

Malaysia: Wee Chong Hui, Professor Universiti Teknologi MARA

Mexico: Victor Carreon, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas Juan Rosellon, Visiting Researcher, Dpt. of Business Management and Economics, Dresden University of Technology

Nigeria: Wumi Iledare, Director, Energy Information Division, Louisiana State University

Russia: Galina Kurlyandskaya, Centre for Fiscal Policy

Mikhail Subbotin, Russia, Director, PSA-Expertise, Advisor, Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources

USA: Peter Mieszkowski, Rice University

Ronald Soligo, Rice University

Venezuela: Francisco J. Monaldi, Director, International Center for Energy and the Environment (IESA)

Osmel Manzano, Senior Research Economist, Inter-American Development Bank

Jose Manuel Puente, Professor of Economics, International Center for Energy and the Environment (IESA)

Stephanie Vitale, Researcher, International Center for Energy and the Environment (IESA)

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