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Eni Paid No Intermediary, Bribes To Acquire Nigeria Oilfield
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Eni reiterates it had not paid any intermediary or any bribes to acquire the OPL-245 oilfield in Nigeria.

Nigeria's Military Destroys 13 Illegal Oil Refineries
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Nigeria's military says it destroyed 13 illegal refineries in the restive Niger Delta oil hub.

Chief Executive: Republic of Congo Good Place for Oil Professionals to Work
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 The Republic of Congo has been branded as a good place for oil and gas professionals to work, according to Anglo African Oil & Gas plc (AAOG) Chief Executive, Alex MacDonald.

Sirius Petroleum Appoints New Chief Operating Officer
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Sirius Petroleum appoints Peter Gregory as its new chief operating officer.

Nigeria's Lower House Committee To Probe Oil License Deal
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Nigeria's lower house of parliament has set up a committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the award of oil prospecting licence (OPL) 245, the committee chairman says.


Eni Denies Any Wrongdoing In Nigeria
Monday, April 10, 2017 A spokesman for Italian oil major Eni reiterates that the group and its personnel has not been involved in any wrongdoing in Nigeria.

Nigeria's Senate Receives Oil Industry Reform Bill
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Nigeria's senate will debate a long-awaited oil industry reform bill after receiving the draft law.

Buhari's Change of Tack in Nigeria Delta Boosts Oil Output
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 A year and $7 billion in lost oil exports later, President Buhari's decision to switch tack by negotiating with the fighters seems to be working.

Nigeria Oil Tanker Drivers Call Off Strike After Government Pay Deal
Monday, April 03, 2017 Nigerian oil tanker drivers ended a strike over pay and the poor condition of the roads just hours after it began, following a government intervention, ending the threat of fuel shortages developing.

Lekoil, GE Sign Ogo Field MoU
Monday, April 03, 2017 Lekoil Limited signs a Memorandum of Understanding with GE Oil & Gas for the development of a work program for the Ogo field, located in OPL310 offshore Nigeria.

CNOOC Ties Up With Australia's FAR To Hunt For Oil, Gas Off West Africa
Friday, March 31, 2017 CNOOC Ltd agrees to team up with Australian minnow FAR Ltd to look for oil and gas prospects in what is seen as a promising frontier off Senegal and Gambia over the next 2 years.

Oil Workers Seen as Target in New Phase of South Sudan's War
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Crude oil brings in the cash to keep South Sudan's army fighting. That may have made oil workers a target for rebels waging the African nationís three-year civil war.

Fading Oil Industry Brings Economic Uncertainty In Gabon
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 President Ali Bongo is facing strong opposition, including a spate of strikes by oil workers demanding better pay and new contracts.