August 2011

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Ranking the world’s top places for oil and gas investment

Mississippi is ranked as the top place in the world for oil and gas investment, according to the opinions of international petroleum executives and managers in the Fraser Institute’s Global Petro..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Mississippi is ranked as the top place in the world for oil and gas investment, according to the opinions of international petroleum executives and managers in the Fraser Institute’s Global Petroleum Survey 2011. Mississippi, which was ranked sixth out of 133 jurisdictions in 2010, vaulted into the top spot this year. Along with Mississippi, US states dominated the top 10 (Table 1), with Ohio finishing second overall, followed by Kansas (third), Oklahoma (fourth), Texas (fifth), West Virginia (sixth), Alabama (eighth) and North Dakota (10th). Netherlands—North Sea and Hungary (ranked seventh and ninth, respectively) are the only jurisdictions outside North America to crack the top

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