Capacity of the oil companies in the interior policy of the producer countries
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Petroleum energy accounts for 35% of energy consumption worldwide and 41% of energy consumption in OECD countries. The economic and strategic control of this resource is undeniable and with the global economy, multinational oil companies have become fundamental economic actors who have more influence on the states, be they importers or producers. Their powers are not based on the threat of an implementation or intervention in a territory, but on the contrary, they are based on non-intervention or the threat of relocation. One can legitimately ask how and to what extent multinational oil companies can influence the domestic politics of a producing country.