China has enjoyed a 100% increase in investment into its coal, oil  and natural gas sector in the first 11 months of 2011. From January to  November 2011 $2.32bn of FDI was recorded, with US-based L&L Energy  the top investor in this period. In the first 11 months of 2010, $1.14bn  was invested in the Chinese coal, oil and natural gas sector.

Conversely, according to data from fDiMarkets, between January 2011 and November 2011, $2.87bn of FDI capital was invested into Colombia’s coal, oil and natural gas sector, down almost 50% from 2010's figure. In the first 11 months of 2010, $5.54bn was invested in the sector, with the Brazilian-based EBX Group identified as the top investor.

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Cross border investment into Australia’s coal, oil and natural gas sector also dwindled during the first 11 months of 2011. In 2010, $26.03bn was invested into the country’s coal, oil and natural gas sector via FDI, whereas 2011 saw just $2.26bn invested, with Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell emerging as the top investor.

The US has also experienced a drop in FDI into the coal, oil and natural gas sector in 2011. Between January and November 2010, $22.89bn was invested in the sector, with Royal Dutch Shell, Canada-based Enbridge Energy and China National Petroleum among the top investors. During the same period in 2011, $15.48bn was invested.