Glossary

Terms and key concepts

Key terms used throughout the website (and data)

  • Project Name

Name of the project that generated the extractive revenue.

  • Agency Name

The name of the government agency that received payments from a company.

  • Reporting Company

The name of the company directly associated with the project. This can include companies that are holders of the mining or petroleum license, permit or other legal right to explore and/or extract, are signatories to the mining or petroleum contracts, have an ownership stake in the project, pay taxes related to commodity extraction to the government.

  • Project Country / Agency Country

Records the ISO 3166-1 names of the country in which the project exists. In some cases, the companies reported payments to multiple countries in a single line. These payments were split between these two countries using notes were available or by assuming 50/50 split.

  • Payment Types

The EU directive outlines seven payment categories to classify payments. These are Taxes, Royalties, Fees, Payments for infrastructure improvements, Bonuses, Production entitlements and Dividends.

  • Start Date

This records the start date for the financial period in which a company is disclosing payments.

  • End Date

 This records the end date for the financial period in which a company is disclosing payments.

  • Value (in USD)

The payment value recorded in USD (The notes section provides the exchange rate in case there was a conversion