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SBM Offshore Says US Authorities Re-Open Corruption Probe
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 SBM Offshore says that US authorities had re-opened an inquiry into bribery allegations involving the Dutch company.

Workers At Ivory Coast's State Oil Company Petroci Extend Strike
Friday, February 05, 2016 Workers at Ivory Coast's state oil company Petroci extend strike,. seeking to bring in employees from other companies to join their protest against layoffs, union officials say.

China Drops Online Notice of Oil Rig Location After Vietnam Complaint
Friday, January 22, 2016 Chinese maritime officials remove an online notice that gives the location of a $1-billion deep-water oil rig in the South China Sea two days after issuing it.

Duda Says Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Undermines EU Solidarity
Monday, January 18, 2016 Poland's president says plans to build a new pipeline to pump Russian gas to Germany, bypassing Ukraine, is dictated by politics rather than economics and undermines the EU's solidarity.

Iraqi Force Enters Southern Oil City to Disarm Tribal Fighters
Friday, January 15, 2016 Iraq sends an armoured army division and a police strike force into the southern oil city of Basra to disarm residents amid intensified feuding among rival tribes.

Petrobras Says To Speed Up Asset Sales; Bailout 'Last Resort'
Friday, January 15, 2016 Petrobras is confident it can sell $15 billion in assets by year-end to pay off debt and limit further cuts to its investments as oil prices tumble to 12-year lows, executives say.

GMB Supports Unite's Decision to Accept OCA Proposals
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 The GMB union supports Unite's decision to accept improved proposals by the OCA over changes to conditions for offshore workers in the North Sea, says GMB's National Officer Dave Hulse.

Unite Accepts Improved OCA Proposals, Hopes for More 'Cooperation'
Monday, January 11, 2016 Unite accepts improved proposals by the OCA over changes to conditions for offshore workers in the North Sea and hopes for more cooperation in the future.

Middle East Unrest Rarely a Silver Bullet for Oil Price Rebalancing
Friday, January 08, 2016 Oversupplied markets and low oil prices need more than Middle Eastern aggression to raise prices.

Truck Bomb Kills Nearly 50 at Libyan Police Academy
Thursday, January 07, 2016 At least 47 people are killed when Libya's worst bomb attack since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi hit a police training centre as hundreds of recruits gathered for a morning meeting.

TransCanada Sues US Over Keystone XL Rejection
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 TransCanada sues the US government in US federal court, alleging President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline exceeded his power under the US Constitution.

Four Oil Tanks Now on Fire at Libyan Ports after Clashes
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 Oil storage tanks burn as fighting in Es Sider continues.

Oil Shrugs as Glut Blunts Shock from Deeper Saudi-Iran Clash
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 At almost any other time, an escalating diplomatic conflict between OPEC members Iran and Saudi Arabia would mean a spike in oil prices.

Islamic State Militants Target Libya's Es Sider Oil Port For Second Day
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 Islamic State militants resumed shelling near the Libyan oil port of Es Sider, with an oil storage tank in the port being hit by a long-range rocket.

Islamic State Clash with Guards near Libya's Es Sider Oil Port
Monday, January 04, 2016 Islamic State militants clash with a force guarding Libya's Es Sider oil port, according to witnesses.

Galp Workers Union Calls Off Monday Strike and Goes to Court
Sunday, December 27, 2015 The union representing workers at Portugal's Galp Energia calls off a three-day strike at the company's refineries.

Russian Court Orders Arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky Over Contract Killing
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Russia issues an international arrest warrant for Kremlin critic and former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky whom police accuse of ordering the killing of the mayor of a Siberian oil town.

Tap Oil Reaches Settlement with Quadrant Northwest Pty Ltd
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Tap Oil Limited reaches a settlement with Quadrant Northwest Pty Ltd (formerly Apache Northwest Pty Ltd), following a financial dispute.

Saudis Say Shoot Down Yemeni Missile Aimed at Oil Installations
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Saudi air defence systems shot down a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, state media reports, which the Yemeni army said it had aimed at oil installations in the south of the kingdom.

Russia's Nord Stream Gas Pipeline Threatens EU Unity
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Russia's 'divide-and-rule strategy' threatens to sour summit talks in Brussels this week after Italy linked the extension of sanctions on Moscow to a debate of a Gazprom gas pipeline project.


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