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Algeria Sees Energy Law Amendment By End Of 2018
Monday, October 16, 2017 Algeria aims to amend its energy law in 2018 as it plans to improve contract terms to attract needed foreign investment, authorities say.

South Sudan Oil Conference Fails To Draw Biggest Energy Firms
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 South Sudan's president was a no-show for the nation's first international oil conference, a gathering that also failed to attract prospective investors from the biggest global energy companies.

Eni Bets Big on Zohr Explorer Finding New Treasure
Friday, October 06, 2017 The Zohr field off Egypt sits in an area that Royal Dutch Shell pored over for years.

Libyan Oil Output Is Set to Rebound as Biggest Field Restarts
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Libya's oil output is on track to resume its recovery as the OPEC nation's biggest crude deposit started pumping after a three-day forced halt.

Engineer: Libya's Sharara Oilfield Still Shut Due To Action By Armed Brigad
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Libya's giant Sharara oilfield remained closed on Tuesday morning, two days after an armed brigade shut it down over salary claims and other demands.

OPEC Oil Output Climbed in September as Libya, Nigeria Recover
Monday, October 02, 2017 OPEC nations pumped slightly more crude in September as Libya's biggest oil field returned to production.

Libya Oil Output Drops to 5-Month Low on Biggest Field Halt
Monday, October 02, 2017 Libya's oil production slumps to a five-month low.

Libya Oil Output Gains as Country Faces Calls to Join OPEC Cuts
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Libya's oil output is rising again after disruptions ended at its biggest field, with production reaching about 950,000 barrels a day.

Algeria's Sonatrach Chief Urges Oil Industry Reforms
Monday, September 18, 2017 Algeria needs to change the laws governing its oil and gas industry to attract foreign oil investors, Sonatrach's chief says.

Algeria's Sonatrach To Boost Output From Rhourde El Baguel Field
Monday, September 18, 2017 Sonatrach will boost gas output by 10 million cubic metres per day at its giant Hassi Messaoud field.

Greek Oil Spill Spreads To Athens Riviera
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Crews scrambled to clean up an oil spill from a sunken tanker which had spread to some of Athens's most popular beaches.

War-Ravaged South Sudan May Scrap Expensive Oil Subsidies
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 War-ravaged South Sudan is considering scrapping state subsidies on oil.

Libya's Biggest Oil Field Is Said to Resume Pumping Crude
Thursday, September 07, 2017 Libya's largest oil field resumed production after a halt of more than two weeks.

Source: Libya's Sharara Oil Field Reopens After Pipeline Blockade
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Libya's Sharara oil field, the country's largest, reopens after being shut down for more than two weeks.

Libya's NOC Says Crude Output Down 360,000 Bpd After Oilfields Shut Down
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Libya's crude production has fallen by 360,000 barrels per day after armed brigades blockaded pipelines and closed three oilfields, NOC says.

Libya's Oil Disruptions Widen as Two More Fields Halt Output
Monday, August 28, 2017 Two more oil fields in Libya are being closed after an armed group took over pipelines to both deposits, further disrupting the OPEC nation's plan to boost crude production.

Field Workers: Libya's Sharara Oil Field Reopening After Latest Shutdown
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Libya's Sharara oil field, the country's largest, was gradually restarting on Tuesday after repeated disruptions.

Libya Gets Better at Keeping Oil Flowing as Industry Stabilizes
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Libya's getting better at resolving stoppages in its oil industry, underpinning a growing perception that the OPEC member is closer to becoming a stable producer again.

Libya's Oil Output Boosted as Port Reopens, Field Pumps More
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Libya's biggest oil field, Sharara, is increasing production.

Egypt To Reduce Imports Of LNG To 80 Cargoes In 2017/18 Year
Monday, August 14, 2017 Egypt is planning to import 80 cargoes of LNG during the 2017-18 financial year that began in July, Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla told Reuters.

Greece Launches New Offshore Oil And Gas Tenders
Monday, August 07, 2017 Greece launches two tenders for offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the west and south of the country, the energy ministry says.

Libya's Largest Oil Field 'Back to Normal' After Disruption
Monday, August 07, 2017 Libya's biggest oil field Sharara is 'back to normal' after a disruption caused by protests in the politically fragmented country, the state National Oil Corp. says.

Greece Gets Six Expressions Of Interest In Gas Grid DESFA
Monday, August 07, 2017 Greece has received six expressions of interest in a 66% stake in its natural gas grid operator DESFA, the country's privatization agency says.

TAP Pipeline Appoints New Country Manager For Greece
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) appoints a new country manager for Greece.

Turkey Lobbying Israel to Push Cyprus on Approving Gas Pipeline
Thursday, July 20, 2017 Turkey wants Israel to use its clout to push Cyprus into allowing a pipeline to pass through its waters so the region's natural gas can be exported to Europe.

Backing Of Workers, Communities Key To Libya's Oil Revival
Thursday, July 20, 2017 When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people.

Egypt Sets Sights on Doubling Natural Gas Output by 2020
Monday, July 17, 2017 Egypt's natural gas production rose to about 5.1 billion cubic feet per day in 2017 from 4.4 billion cubic feet in 2016.

Total To Drill For Gas Off Cyprus Despite Collapse Of Peace Talks
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 The 'West Capella' drilling vessel contracted by France's Total and Italy's ENI moved into position to start exploring for gas off Cyprus.

Sound Energy's Successful Operations Onshore Morocco
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 Moroccan and European focused upstream gas company, Sound Energy, reports successful operations at the Koba-1 well at Sidi Moktar, onshore Morocco.

Cyprus Says to Push Ahead with Energy Plans Despite Challenges
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Cyprus will push ahead with its oil and gas development plans despite potential setbacks, including the decades-long Cyprus conflict, its energy minister said.

Libyan Crude Gushes Into Tankers as Nation's Output Accelerates
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Libyan oil shipments are poised to hit the highest in at least three years in the latest sign the North African country is managing to sustain a production revival.

Greece, Israel, Cyprus To Speed Up Mediterranean Pipeline Efforts
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Greece, Israel and Cyprus say they would speed up plans for the development of a pipeline channeling gas to Europe from newly discovered east Mediterranean reserves.

The Lonely Drifting Oil Tanker That Signals OPEC's Struggle
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Across the world, the plight of the Saiq, now idling off the coast of Mauritania, reflects a broader trend in the physical oil market.

Libya's NOC, Wintershall Strike Interim Deal To Resume Output
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) and German oil firm Wintershall have agreed an interim deal to resume production.

Worker's Death Leads Libya's Oil Production to Drop by a Quarter
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Libya's oil production has plunged by almost a quarter after workers shut the OPEC country's biggest field to protest lack of medical care following the death of a worker.

Energy Minister: Greece To Launch New Tender For Gas Grid Sale In June
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Greece will launch a new tender competition for the privatisation of its natural gas grid operator DEFSA in June, Energy Minister George Stathakis says.

South Sudan To Almost Double Crude Output By December
Monday, June 05, 2017 South Sudan expects to drill 30 new wells this year and almost double the current oil output to 200,000 barrels a day.

Oil Bears Can't Look to Libya as Expat Exodus Slows Recovery
Monday, June 05, 2017 With foreign staff of international companies staying away, analysts say Libya's ability to pump more oil will soon reach a limit.

Serinus Shuts-In Sabria Field Due to Social Unrest
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Serinus Energy Inc. temporarily shuts-in production at the Sabria field in Tunisia due to continued social unrest in the southern part of the country.

ExxonMobil, Total Discuss Offshore Drilling Opportunities In Greece
Friday, May 19, 2017 Greece's energy minister holds talks with representatives of ExxonMobil and Total about gas exploration opportunities off Greek shores.

Sound Energy Progresses Onshore Morocco Development Program
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 A rig arrives at Sound's Sidi Moktar asset, onshore Morocco, ahead of the re-entry and testing of the Lower and Middle Jurassic in two existing wells (Koba-1 and Kamar-1) on the Kechoula discovery.

Tullow Hits Oil at Kenyan Well
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Tullow Oil plc announces that the Emekuya-1 well in Block 13T, Northern Kenya, has hit oil.

Egypt Starts Weaning Itself Off Foreign Gas as Output Surges
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Egypt is holding talks with its LNG suppliers to defer contracted shipments this year and aims to cut back on purchases in 2018, as surging domestic gas production squeezes out demand for costly foreign imports.

Libya Adds to OPEC's Burden as Output at Highest Since 2014
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Libya is pumping the most oil in more than two years as the OPEC member restores output amid progress in mending the nation’s political divisions.

Tunisian Job Protests Hit Oil And Gas Output
Monday, May 08, 2017 Protests over jobs and development in southern and central Tunisia have halted production at or shut the fields of two foreign energy companies.

Mediterranean Diesel Diffs at 21-month High on Tight Supplies
Friday, May 05, 2017 A closed arbitrage from other regions and refinery shutdowns have tightened the Mediterranean diesel market driving cargo premiums to ICE gasoil futures to their highest since August 2015.

Austria's OMV Moves Workers In Tunisia Over Gas Field Protests
Thursday, May 04, 2017 OMV has taken around 700 non-essential staff and contractors out of projects in southern Tunisia after protesters demanding jobs threatened to disrupt operations.

Libya Oil Output Rebounds as Sharara, Feel Fields Restarted
Monday, May 01, 2017 Libya's crude production rebounds to more than 700,000 barrels a day as pumping resumes after a halt.

South Sudan Says Talks Over Blocks B1 And B2 End, Seeks New Partners
Monday, April 24, 2017 South Sudan says Blocks B1 and B2 are open for direct negotiation after talks with Total, Tullow Oil and the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company break down.

Libya Oil Field Idled in 2015 Now Awaits Power to Resume Pumping
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Libya's El-Feel oil field is ready to resume production after a two-year halt in operations, but there's a problem: It doesn't have enough electricity to pump the crude.

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