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BP Shelves Onshore Exploration In Libya As Instability Grows
Thursday, March 06, 2014 BP says it mothballed plans to explore in Libya's Ghadames basin because of security concerns, the latest in a series of companies to rethink their projects amid growing instability.
Britain Far from Primed for Shale Gas Exploration, Experts Say
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Britain's lack of onshore drilling infrastructure and local opposition will impede the development of shale gas exploration, according to speakers at the Shale UK conference.
Russia's Energy Minister Cancels Amid Tensions in Ukraine
Monday, March 03, 2014 Alexander Novak pulls out of energy conference amid tensions in Ukraine.
South Sudan Says in Control of Main Oil Fields, Output Steady
Sunday, March 02, 2014 South Sudan oil minister says the government is in control of oilfields in the main producing area of Upper Nile state.
OMV's Quarterly Profit Halves As Libya Unrest Cuts Output
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 OMV's 4Q operating profit more than halved as production and sales in Libya dropped to almost nothing due to repeated disruption from oil-field protests and port blockades.
Libya Oil Output Falls to 375,000 Bopd, Protest Affects El Sharara Pipeline
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Libya's oil output falls to 375,000 barrels per day amid continuing protests that are affecting a pipeline from the El Sharara field.
Petrobras Investigating SBM Offshore Bribery Allegations
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Petrobras is investigating allegations that SBM Offshore paid bribes to win contracts for floating oil platforms, CEO Maria das Gracas Foster says.
NOC: Libya's Oil Output Falls to 390,000 Bopd Due to Protests in West
Sunday, February 16, 2014 Libya's oil production falls by 70,000 barrels per day in a week as protests block flows from the El Sharara oilfield.
BP Returns Some Staff to Algeria After Attack
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 BP returns staff to Algeria but says more security arrangements would need to be completed before it sends expatriates back to the In Amenas plant, which was attacked by terrorists in January 2013.
Pakistani Separatist Militants Blow Up Three Gas Pipelines
Monday, February 10, 2014 Separatist rebels from Pakistan's Baluchistan province blew up 3 gas pipelines, cutting supplies to the country's most economically important province, an official from a state-owned gas company says.
Norway's Statoil Returns More Staff to Algeria
Friday, February 07, 2014 Statoil returns more staff to Algeria a year on from the terrorist attack on the In Amenas facility.
Morocco Says to Follow UN Rules in Disputed Sahara Oil Hunt
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Morocco joins France's Total and U.S. explorer Kosmos to formally pledge that their hunt for oil off the coast of disputed Western Sahara will comply with international rules and the local population would benefit from discoveries.
BP Head Dudley Warns of Uncertainty from Scottish Vote
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 The boss of BP, Britain's second-biggest oil company, warns that an independent Scotland could cause his company "uncertainties" and said he did not want to see Scotland drifting away.
Hess Profit Misses Expectations As Production Sags
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Hess Corp reports a quarterly profit below expectations as oil and natural gas production lags due to instability in Libya and maintenance in the Gulf of Mexico.
Iraq Says Syria War Spillover Hinders Oilfields, Pipelines
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Spillover attacks from the civil war in Syria hinder development of Iraq's gas and oil reserves, a top Iraqi energy official says.
Iraq Will Take Action if Kurds Export Oil before Deal Reached
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Iraq's central government says it will take action if the Kurdistan Regional Government exports oil before an agreement is reached with Baghdad.
BG Group Shares Plunge After Egypt Turmoil Hits Earnings Outlook
Monday, January 27, 2014 BG Group issues a profit warning and cuts its production forecasts, blaming the turmoil in Egypt.
Angola Navy Says Missing Tanker Located, Crew Faked Pirate Attack
Sunday, January 26, 2014 Angola's navy says the crew of an oil tanker that vanished off its coast on Jan. 18 faked a pirate attack.
Sonangol Confirms Tanker Still Missing Off Angola
Friday, January 24, 2014 Angola's state oil firm Sonangol confirms that a tanker it chartered has disappeared off the coast of the West African country.
S.Sudan Seeks Technical Help from Sudan in Oil Fields
Monday, January 13, 2014 South Sudan has asked Sudan to send engineers to help maintain oil output after many foreign workers left because of fighting between South Sudan government forces and rebels.
Iraq's Maliki Threatens to Cut Funds If Kurds Pipe Oil to Turkey
Sunday, January 12, 2014 Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki threatens to cut Kurdistan's share of the federal budget if the autonomous region exports oil to Turkey via a new pipeline.
Libya Autonomy Group to Sell Oil from Seized Ports
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Armed groups seeking autonomy for eastern Libya invite foreign companies to buy oil from ports they have seized.