The ongoing slack in oil has exerted pressure and shed light on many producer countries, which struggle to attract investment and fight to secure favorable contract terms. Dr. Carole Nakhle, founder of advisory firm Crystol Energy and nonresident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center, spoke with Thomas Lassourd at the Natural Resource Governance Institute’s annual conference in June about Algeria, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, and other countries, and the contractual and fiscal issues they face as commodity prices remain depressed.

This interview was originally published by the Natural Resource Governance Institute.