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Official: Libyan Forces Hit Oil Ports with Air Strikes, Minor Damage
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 A warplane belonging to forces controlling the Libyan capital Tripoli bombs the oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sidra, causing minor damage.

Islamist Militants Shell Two Libyan Oilfields, Port Pipeline Damaged
Monday, March 02, 2015 Islamist militants shell Libya's Bahi and Mabrouk oilfields, damaging a pipeline to the Es Sidra oil port, a spokesman for forces protecting energy infrastructure said.

Petrobras Denies Hiring JPMorgan For Subsalt License Sales
Friday, February 27, 2015 Petrobras denies it hired JPMorgan Chase to handle the sale of oil exploration licenses in deep-sea areas off the coast this year.

Libya's Zueitina Port Resumes Oil Exports, Sarir Field Pipe Tested
Sunday, February 22, 2015 Libya resumes oil exports form the eastern port of Zueitina after an almost year-long suspension.

EU to 'Reframe' Russian Energy Ties When Time is Right
Friday, February 20, 2015 The EU will consider reframing energy relations with Russia when the time is right but right now it is focused on building a strategic gas partnership with Ukraine, according to a draft document.



Eni Production In Libya Continues With Limited Expat Staff
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 A spokesman for Eni says it still has enough expatriates and local workers in Libya to maintain normal production in spite of reducing the number of expats it has in the country.

Chesapeake Alleges McClendon Stole 'Trade Secrets' To Start New Firm
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Chesapeake files suit alleging its founder and former CEO McClendon stole confidential company data during his last months on the job in order to launch his new oil and gas empire.

JKX Launches Arbitration Proceedings against Ukrainian Government
Monday, February 16, 2015 JKX Oil & Gas launches arbitration proceedings against the Ukrainian government, seeking repayment of $180 million in rental fees it has paid on the production of oil and gas in Ukraine since 2011.

Algeria Shale Gas Protesters Vow Escalation
Monday, February 09, 2015 Protesters against Algeria's plans to exploit its massive shale gas reserves say they will carry their demonstrations to the actual desert drilling sites after the state oil company said exploration would continue.

Gulf Keystone Suspends Trucked Oil Exports from Iraqi Kurdistan
Friday, February 06, 2015 Gulf Keystone Petroleum suspends trucked exports of crude in favor of sales to the local market in Kurdistan as it awaits export payments from the Kurdistan Regional Government.

NOC: Gunmen Storm Libya's al-Mabrook Oilfield
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Gunmen have stormed the al-Mabrook oilfield in central Libya, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) says.

Oil Minister: Iraq Oilfield Output Suspended After IS Fighting
Monday, February 02, 2015 Production at an oilfield near the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk remains suspended after incurring severe damage during a weekend attack by Islamic State insurgents, Iraq's oil minister says.

OMV Drops 2016 Output Goal, Takes 4Q Charge
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Austria's OMV says reduced investment due to lower oil prices and Libyan uncertainty would prevent it from reaching its 2016 output target.

Russia's Gazprom Cancels Plans to Expand Nord Stream
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Russia's Gazprom cancels a plan to build two more branches of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline, according to sources.

Petrobras Reports Earnings Without Graft Writedowns Despite Delays
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Petrobras released delayed unaudited third-quarter results, but its shares slumped as it left investors in the dark over the financial impact of a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal.

Lukoil Would Welcome Investigation into Accusations it Funded Terrorism
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Lukoil wants a prompt investigation into accusations it took part in the funding of terrorism in Ukraine and is ready to cooperate with Ukraine's law enforcement agencies.

Turkish Cypriot Negotiator Urges Suspension Of Gas Drilling
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Greek and Turkish Cypriots should agree to suspend the search for offshore natural gas until they have hammered out a settlement in talks, Ergun Olgun says.

BP Cuts 255 Jobs In Azerbaijan, Remains Committed To Region
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 BP cuts 255 jobs, or around 8% of its workforce in Azerbaijan as it trims costs in response to the "challenging market environment".

Nigeria's Forcados Oil Pipeline Resumes after One-Week Shutdown
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Nigeria resumes operations at its Trans Forcados oil pipeline after the pipeline was shut down for a week due to sabotage.

Rival Minister: Libya Producing 363,000 Barrels per Day
Monday, January 26, 2015 Oil output from Libya fells to 363,000 barrels per day amid fighting.

Mexico Looks The Other Way As Contractors Fleece Oil Giant Pemex
Friday, January 23, 2015 A recent rig deal, a Reuters examination finds, is typical of the way Pemex and the government respond to widespread signs of fraud in the company's vast contracting budget: by looking the other way.

Minister: No Need For Petrobras Investment Cut Due To Corruption Probe
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Petrobras does not need to curtail its multibillion-dollar investment plan because of a growing corruption scandal, Mines and Energy Minister Eduardo Braga tells Reuters.

BP Asks For Lower Fine In Penalty Phase Of Gulf Spill Trial
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 BP tries to whittle away at $13.7B in potential fines under the Clean Water Act as the penalty phase starts in its trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Petrobras Names Head Of New Governance, Risk And Compliance Unit
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Petrobras names Joao Adalberto Elek Junior as its first head of governance, risk and compliance, part of efforts to ease investor concerns in the wake of a giant corruption scandal.

OMV Aims to Boost Yemen Output to 30,000 BPD if Conditions Allow
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Austria's OMV wants to boost its Yemeni oil output from 20,000 barrels per day to 30,000 barrels per day, according to a senior executive.

Turkish Vessel To Continue Work Off Cyprus, Deepening Standoff
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 A Turkish research vessel will continue searching for oil and gas off Cyprus, Turkish Cypriot authorities say, extending a simmering standoff between rival sides.

Greek-Operated Oil Tanker Bombed at Libyan Port, Two Dead
Monday, January 05, 2015 Two crew members are killed as unidentified military aircraft bomb a Greek-operated oil tanker anchored at the Libyan port of Derna.