The US is the leading destination market for greenfield coal, oil and gas FDI, while it is also the top source market. GlobalData’s coal, oil and gas foreign direct investment (FDI) report highlights the current trends in coal, oil and gas foreign investments. Buy the report here.
Between 2019 and 2022, the coal, oil and gas sector was the twenty-third largest FDI sector in terms of the number of greenfield investments. The coal, oil and gas sector accounts for 0.6% of global greenfield FDI projects.
Greenfield foreign direct investment is when a company invests abroad to establish a new physical presence or expand an existing operation. Greenfield investments create jobs and/or involve a capital investment into the foreign location. Other forms of FDI, such as mergers and acquisitions, are not included as part of this definition.
Combined, the top ten destination countries account for 46.5% of total coal, oil and gas FDI projects.
The leading destination country for coal, oil and gas FDI is the US. The United Arab Emirates, UK and Germany are also popular coal, oil and gas investment hubs.
According to GlobalData’s FDI Projects database, United Kingdom-based companies were the leading source of greenfield coal, oil and gas investments into the US.
With respect to outbound FDI, the US was the leading coal, oil and gas source market. US-based companies held a 21% share of total outbound coal, oil and gas FDI projects. The UK, Netherlands, Germany and France are also top source markets for coal, oil and gas FDI.
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