Noble Energy supports the objective of increasing transparency of payments to governments. We are a member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which supports enhanced governance in resource-rich countries by promoting the disclosure and authentication of company payments and government revenue receipts from oil, natural gas and mineral development.
In 2016, we operated in one EITI-compliant country, Cameroon.
The U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Natural Resources Revenue published the second U.S. EITI disclosure report in 2016, showing U.S. natural resources revenue data by company for the first time. We continued our participation in this voluntary initiative for the second year in 2016 by providing our data and by participating in the multi-sector U.S. EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group. The data portal can be found at http://useiti.doi.gov/.
We also engaged with other countries where we operate or have interests, where those countries have expressed interest in becoming candidate and eventually compliant countries.