Suriname: The Next Big Oil Player?

The Republic of Suriname might become South America’s newest energy power. In November American Apache and French Total discovered significant oil deposits offshore. The maritime geology was similar to that for neighboring Guyana, which has profited greatly from its energy sales. For such a small state the expected energy windfall could be substantial. However, the impact of such a development on America will be modest. And not necessarily positive—for Washington, at least.


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