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Sudan Oil Line Explodes, Army Blames South-backed Rebels
Thursday, June 13, 2013 Sudan's army blames South Sudanese-backed rebels for an explosion and fire in a Sudanese oil pipeline in the disputed Abyei area.
British Oil Worker Kidnapped in Indonesia
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Briton working for Medco Exploration and Production is kidnapped in the Aceh province of Indonesia.
South Sudan Prepares to Export Crude
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 South Sudan prepares to sell its first consignment of crude into the international market for nearly two years amid pipeline dispute.
Sudan Cuts off Deals with South Sudan
Monday, June 10, 2013 Sudan cuts of economic deals with its southern neighbor following the shutting of a pipeline carrying South Sudanese crude for export.
Colombia Minister: Peace Deal Would Open Huge Areas to Oil Exploration
Friday, June 07, 2013 A hoped-for peace deal with Marxist rebels could open up oil exploration that has been long closed off due to security concerns, Colombian Deputy Energy Minister Orlando Cabrales Segovia says.
Court Unfreezes Chevron's Argentine Assets
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 Argentina's Supreme Court revokes a $19 billion embargo on the assets and future income of the Argentine subsidiary of Chevron Corporation.
Libyan Oil Field Closes After Protest
Friday, May 31, 2013 Libya's El Feel oil field was forced to shut temporarily as a result of a protest, a delegate for Libya said at a meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
French Prosecutor Recommends Corruption Trial for Total, CEO
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Prosecutors recommend sending Total's chairman and chief executive, Christophe de Margerie, to trial in Paris to face corruption and embezzlement charges related to deals in Iran dating back to the 1990s.
Suu Kyi Plans to Attend Myanmar Oil Meeting
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Myanmar opposition leader to lend her support for burgeoning Myanmar oil and gas sector by attending June summit.
Sudan Threatens To Close Pipeline
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 The Sudanese government says it will no longer negotiate with rebels it accuses South Sudan of backing, and threatened to close the pipeline carrying crude-oil shipments from its landlocked neighbor.
EU's Almunia: Oil Price Manipulation Would Have Caused 'Huge Damages'
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Any confirmed manipulation of oil prices would have caused "huge" damages for consumers and the case has similarities to the Libor benchmark scandal, the EU's top antitrust regulator says.
Local Government in Indonesia Blocks Access to PetroChina Oil, Gas Wells
Monday, May 27, 2013 A local government in Indonesia blocks access to 14 oil and gas wells at a block in central Sumatra operated by a local unit of PetroChina, an official at the country's upstream oil and gas regulator says.
Yemen's Main Oil Pipeline Blown up Again
Friday, May 24, 2013 Saboteurs blow up part of Yemen's Marib-Ras Isa oil pipeline, halting the flow of crude.
Sudan Accused of Blocking Oil Exports
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 South Sudan has accused its neighbor Sudan of blocking oil flow from its Unity state.
New York Landowners Sue Norse Energy USA Over Leases
Monday, May 20, 2013 Eighty-nine New York landowners who once agreed to let Norse Energy drill for natural gas on their property have filed a lawsuit against the struggling company.
Myanmar Pipelines on Schedule Despite Attack
Friday, May 17, 2013 A rebel attack on CNCP workers at a compound in Myanmar will not delay the launch of pipelines due to start pumping oil and gas into China later in 2013, according to an official.
Iraq Oil Exports Suspended after Attack
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Exports of oil from northern Iraq are suspended after a bomb attack against a key pipeline.
BP Withdraws Staff from Libya
Monday, May 13, 2013 BP withdraws staff from Libya as a "precautionary measure" after receiving advice from the Foreign Office.
ENI Expects Libya Unrest to Continue
Friday, May 10, 2013 ENI Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni says he expects unrest to remain in Libya following the 2011 civil war, but that he’s optimistic the situation will improve.
Iraqis, Kurds Reach Agreement over Oil Payments
Thursday, May 02, 2013 The central government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government agree a tentative deal to resolve a dispute over payments to foreign oil companies.
Total Boosts Security Spend after Algeria Attack
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Total increases its spending on security in the Middle East following January's deadly attack on Algeria's In Amenas gas plant.
New York City Pension Funds Sue BP for Investment Losses
Friday, April 26, 2013 New York City's pension funds have brought a suit against BP claiming their members lost money as a result of BP's actions before and after the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Border Crossing to Sudan's Heglig Oil Field to Reopen
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Sudan and South Sudan are set to reopen a key border crossing that links the South's oil-producing Unity state to Sudan's Heglig oil field.