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Codelco, Chile’s state-owned copper company, reports that it needs more than $20 billion for structural projects over the next decade. According to the country’s finance minister, Chile’s natural resource funds, otherwise known as sovereign wealth funds, could be asked to cough up the cash.

Practitioners and media invited to April 8 event at Columbia University to discuss growing segment of sovereign wealth funds.

Chatham House released guidelines developed by researchers and public officials to provide policy-makers with targeted advice on how to embed good governance and management as they build a petroleum industry.

The Resource Revenue Transparency Working Group is pleased to release for public comment its draft recommendations on implementing mandatory reporting standards for Canadian mining companies. This release comes on the heels of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s pre-G8 announcement that Canada will establish new transparency standards.

The means of improving governance of oil, gas and mineral resources are detailed in a new textbook on energy policy, The Wiley Handbook on Energy Policy.

Hydraulic fracturing could lead the U.S. to energy independence. But there are other social and economic factors to consider.

The U.S. took a big step towards greater revenue transparency with the first meeting of the U.S. EITI Advisory Committee.

API argues requiring factual disclosure of payments to governments is "core political speech" protected by the First Amendment.

In briefs filed yesterday, Members of Congress and transparency advocates declared that Big Oil isn't above the law.

The U.S. government announced the membership of the U.S. EITI advisory committee.

A new government report notes billions of dollars lost due to nonexistent royalties for oil, gas and mineral extraction from U.S. federal lands.

API makes the same old claims about cost and competitiveness, but does little to substantiate them.

The U.S. has the opportunity to become a global leader not just in energy production, but in transparency in the service of sustainable economic growth and public benefit as well.

Some very basic reporting could have mitigated the damage from the Deepwater Horizon spill. But will the oil industry learn from BP's mistakes?

The decision is a victory for investors and citizens wanting accountable government.

The Securities and Exchange Commission must reject oil companies’ demand for a delay in enforcing new Dodd-Frank Section 1504 disclosure rules.

British Prime Minister David Cameron reiterated his support for stronger EU rules governing oil, gas and mining companies' payments to countries in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

API's attempt to gut Dodd-Frank disclosures puts oil companies at the back of the pack and behind the times on transparency.

The American Petroleum Institute today filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn U.S. law requiring oil, gas and mining companies to publish what they pay governments.

Kaufmann, a renowned expert on governance, brings to his new role deep practical experience helping countries plan and deliver reforms.

Background and analysis on the new SEC reporting rules for oil and mining companies making payments to governments.

The long-awaited SEC vote on final rules under the Dodd-Frank act is a huge milestone for transparency advocates, citizens and investors alike.

The Securities and Exchange Commission today at last issued the rules detailing how Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act will be carried out.

This morning's release of the rules governing Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act is only the beginning of our work for greater transparency.

Two years after the passage of U.S. financial reforms, regulators will finally issue new rules for transparency of oil, gas and mining payments.