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Emails Reveal EPA Chief Cozied Up to Industry He Regulates
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Newly installed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt closely coordinated with major oil and gas companies, according to thousands of pages of e-mails released.

Deadline Nears For Protesters To leave Camp Near Dakota Pipeline
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Protesters opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline braced for a showdown with authorities as some vowed to defy Wednesday's deadline to abandon the camp.

Workers End Strike At CNR's Ivory Coast Operations
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Workers at Canadian Natural Resources' Baobab and Espoir oil and gas fields in Ivory Coast end a strike over employment conditions launched last week.

Dana Gas Says Wins Court Judgement In Kurdistan Dispute
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Dana Gas, one of the largest investors in Iraq's Kurdistan region, wins a judgement against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) at a London tribunal.

Nigeria Must Offer Work To Illegal Refiners To Reach Peace
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Nigeria needs to offer work for illegal refiners in the Niger Delta to help achieve peace there, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says.

Workers Launch Strike At CNR's Ivory Coast Fields
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Workers at Canadian Natural Resources' Baobab and Espoir oil and gas fields in Ivory Coast launch a 72-hour strike over employment conditions, the head of their union said.

Angolan Rebels Call On Oil Region To Boycott Election
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Separatist rebels call on Angola's oil region to boycott parliamentary elections in August.

Egdon Vows to Fight Council's Refusal to Grant Permit for Wressle
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Egdon Resources plc pledges to submit a formal appeal against the North Lincolnshire Council Planning Committee's refusal to grant planning consent to progress the Wressle oil field.

UK Unions Waiting on New OCA Deal
Friday, February 03, 2017 UK unions GMB and Unite are currently waiting on a new deal from the OCA, which could banish fears of strike action in the North Sea.

Nigeria Will Meet All Overdue Payments To Ex-Militants In Niger Delta
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Nigeria will soon pay all overdue cash stipends to former militants who signed up for an amnesty in 2009 in the Niger Delta oil hub, the government says.

Iraq's Oil Production Unscathed for Now by Trump Travel Ban
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Iraq won't bar US citizens from entering the country, Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi says, averting a potential disruption to the oil industry of OPEC's second-biggest producer.

Halliburton Asks Workers From Banned Countries Not To Travel To US
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Halliburton has advised workers from the countries named in President Trump's immigration ban not to travel to the US, according to an email from a spokeswoman.

Venezuela Names New Leaders At Oil Firm PDVSA To 'Defeat Corruption'
Monday, January 30, 2017 Venezuela's president creates an executive vice president post and names new vice presidents to lead PDVSA in what he described as a shake-up of the state oil company.

French Energy Sector Unions Call For Strike, Date To Be Decided
Monday, January 30, 2017 French energy sector unions have called for a strike in the gas and electricity sector to protest wage freezes in 2017.

Norway Court To Hear Appeal In $1.8B Gas Transport Tariff Row
Friday, January 27, 2017 A Norwegian court will hear an appeal next week by 4 firms seeking to overturn a ruling that upheld a government decision to cut offshore gas transportation tariffs.

Nigeria Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture Of Oilfield In Corruption Probe
Thursday, January 26, 2017 A Nigerian court has ordered the temporary forfeiture of assets and the transfer of operations of a long-disputed oilfield owned by Shell and Eni, among others, to the federal government.

Kazakhstan, Shell-Eni Group Continue Talks Over Tax Dispute
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Kazakhstan agrees to continue talks about a tax dispute with the Karachaganak consortium of oil majors led by Shell and Eni despite beginning arbitration proceedings.

China Jails Former Sinopec President For 15-1/2 Yrs Over Graft
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 A Chinese court has jailed Wang Tianpu, the former president of energy giant Sinopec Group, for 15-1/2 years for graft.

Australia, East Timor Aim To Agree Maritime Border By Sept
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Australia and East Timor aim to reach an agreement on a maritime border by the end of September, which would end a decade-old row between the 2 nations that has stalled a $40 billion gas project.

NPDC Pipeline Set on Fire, Cause Unclear
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 A crude oil pipeline belonging to the Niger Petroleum Development Company was set on fire, according to a report from Nigerian newspaper Vanguard.

BLOG: Buhari Changes Hard-Line Approach to Delta Unrest
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari looks to implement a peaceful approach to deal with militants attacking oil and gas firms in the Niger Delta.

UK Government Urged to Block Ship-to-Ship Oil Transfers in Moray Firth
Monday, January 16, 2017 Scottish National Party MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Gail Ross, has called on the UK government's Maritime and Coastguard Agency to block proposals for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth.

Shell Oil Workers In Gabon Begin 'Unlimited' Strike
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Royal Dutch Shell workers in Gabon begin an 'unlimited' strike at all the company's operations in the Central African OPEC member country.

Nigeria Oil Union Suspends Three-Day Nationwide Strike After Talks
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 A Nigerian oil labor union has suspended a nationwide three-day strike over job losses that hit petrol stations and oil tankers.

Argentina Clinches Deal to Attract Investment in Vaca Muerta Shale
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Argentina clinches deal with labor unions and energy companies aimed at luring investors to the Vaca Muerta shale formation in Patagonia, the government says.

Australia Bows To East Timor To Kill Controversial Gas Field Treaty
Monday, January 09, 2017 Australia agrees to let East Timor terminate an oil revenue treaty between the 2 neighbours, a key step towards ending a maritime border dispute.

INA's Syrian Gas Facilities Torched By Islamic State
Monday, January 09, 2017 Islamic State militants have set fire to facilities on gas fields in Syria owned by Croatian energy group INA.

Nigerian Oil Labour Union Suspends Strike At Total's Fuel Depots
Friday, January 06, 2017 Nigerian oil labour union Nupeng has suspended a strike at Total's fuel depots after an agreement was reached to end a row over sackings.

Nigeria Resumes Payments To Former Niger Delta Militants
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Nigeria has resumed payments of cash stipends to former militants agreed under a 2009 amnesty in the country's Niger Delta oil hub.

Oil, Gas Conflicts throughout Africa in 2016
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 North and West Africa have seen a spate of oil and gas-related clashes in 2016.

Angolan Lawyers Appeal Ruling On President Naming Daughter Oil CEO
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Angolan lawyers, who argue that President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' billionaire daughter was illegally appointed as the chief executive of the state oil company, have applied for their case to be heard in court.


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