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South Africa's Sasol: No Impact on its Refineries from Strike
Thursday, July 28, 2016 South African oil firm Sasol says there is no impact on its oil refinery or coal-to-liquid plant after a union went on strike over wages.

South Africa Oil Workers' Strike Could Hit Refineries
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 South African energy workers plan to strike indefinitely from Thursday over pay, according to a union.

Shell: No Production Impact from North Sea Strikes Set for Tuesday
Monday, July 25, 2016 A planned walkout by around 400 Wood Group oil and gas maintenance workers employed at Shell's North Sea platforms on Tuesday is not expected to interrupt production from the facilities, operator Shell says.

Niger Delta Avengers Attack another Pipeline
Monday, July 25, 2016 Nigerian militant group the Niger Delta Avengers claim to have blown up another pipeline, this time at Nsit-Ibom L.G.A. in Nigeria's Akwa Ibom state.

Libya Oil Ports' Re-Opening Delayed Due to Row Over Payments
Monday, July 25, 2016 Two of Libya's biggest oil ports may not re-open soon as the hardening positions of rival factions pose a fresh challenge to international efforts to reunite the country and restore its crude exports.

Nigeria's Buhari Says Government Talking to Niger Delta Militants
Thursday, July 21, 2016 The Nigerian government is talking to militants in the southern Niger Delta to end a wave of attacks on oil and gas facilities, President Muhammadu Buhari says.

Spokesman: Production at Libya's Sarir Oilfield to Remain Suspended
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Production at the Sarir oilfield in eastern Libya will remain suspended despite the reopening of the Hariga export terminal following a pay dispute, according to an AGOCO spokesman.

Libya Suspends Sarir Oil Output Due to Hariga Port Protest
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 A wage protest in the eastern Libyan port of Hariga forces the operator of the Sarir oilfield to suspend production of 100,000 barrels per day.

Libya Suspends Sarir Oil Output Due to Hariga Port Protest
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 A protest over wages that has shut the eastern Libyan oil terminal of Hariga forces the operator of the Sarir oil field to suspend production of 100,000 barrels per day, an oil company spokesman says.

Militants Attack State-Run Nigerian Oil Pipeline
Monday, July 18, 2016 Militants in Nigeria have attacked a crude oil pipeline on the outskirts of Warri, a city in the Niger Delta, which is operated by a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), a community leader says.

Attackers Blow Up Gas Pipeline in Southwest Nigeria
Thursday, July 14, 2016 A gas pipeline operated by Nigeria's state energy company in southwestern Ogun state has been attacked by men disguised as maintenance staff, local police say.

Wood Maintenance Workers Back Strike on Shell UK Platforms
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 As many as seven of Shell's North Sea platforms could be hit by the first strike action in the basin in 10 years after Wood Group employees working on the facilities vote in favor of industrial action.

Nigerian Oil Union Agrees To Suspend Strike
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 A Nigerian trade union representing oil workers has agreed to suspend a strike that some feared would lead to fuel shortages and disrupt crude production.

Statoil, BP Remain Committed to Algeria Despite Violence
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 With strengthened safety measures in place, Statoil and BP pledge their commitment to Algeria despite militant attacks on their facilities in the North African nation.

Tribunal Says China Has No Historic Title Over South China Sea
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Judges at an arbitration tribunal in The Hague rejects China's claims to economic rights across large swathes of the South China Sea.

Exxon Mobil Says No Attacks At Its Facilities Despite Militants' Claim
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Exxon Mobil Corp says no attacks had taken place at its facilities after Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers said it had blown up the Qua Iboe 48" crude oil export pipeline operated by the company.

Militants Blow Up Eni Oil Pipeline In Nigeria
Friday, July 08, 2016 Attackers blow up an oil pipeline in Nigeria's southern Bayelsa state operated by a subsidiary of Italy's Eni.

Nigerian Oil Trade Union Begins Strike on Holiday, Warns of Delayed Effect
Thursday, July 07, 2016 A Nigerian trade union representing oil workers says it has begun a strike, but adds that the effect of its industrial action would not be felt for some time because it started on a public holiday.

Norway Labour Union Warns Of Oil Service Strike, May Hit Output
Thursday, July 07, 2016 Labour union Industri Energi says a large number of workers at Norwegian oil service firms will go on strike later this year unless a wage deal is found in upcoming mediation.

NDA Denies Pipeline Attack, Suspending Social Network Accounts
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 Nigerian militant group the Niger Delta Avengers denies responsibility for blowing up the NNPC pipeline in Eleme, adds that it is closing all its social network accounts.

Norway Oil Service Firms, Unions Fail To Agree Wage Deal
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 Wage negotiations between Norwegian oil service workers and their employers failed early on Wednesday, the Industri Energi trade union said in a statement.

Nigerian Militants Say They Blew Up Chevron Well
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 A Nigerian militant group says it has blown up a Chevron Corp well near the Otunana flowstation.

Dana Petroleum Raises Concerns Over EnQuest North Sea Discovery
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 Dana Petroleum Limited has raised concerns over EnQuest's recently drilled Eagle exploration well in the central North Sea.

Nigerian Militants Say their Only Twitter Account Suspended, Others Fake
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 Nigerian militant group the Niger Delta Avengers said on Tuesday that its only account on microblogging website Twitter is under suspension and all other accounts claiming to represent the group were imposters.

Niger Delta Avengers Claim Responsibility for Fresh Oil, Gas Attacks
Monday, July 04, 2016 The Niger Delta Avengers claim responsibility for a series of fresh attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta over the weekend.

Militants Attack Eni Oil Crew, Kill 2
Monday, July 04, 2016 Unnamed militants attacked a boat transporting Eni workers in the Niger Delta region June 29, killing two, an Eni spokesperson told Rigzone Monday.

Norway Oil Workers Agree Wage Deal, Avoid Strike
Saturday, July 02, 2016 Norwegian offshore oil workers and employers signed a new wage deal on Saturday, avoiding a strike that would have cut the output from western Europe's top oil and gas producer by about 6%.

Norway Oil Wage Talks Begin As Workers Threaten Strike
Thursday, June 30, 2016 Energy companies and trade unions in Norway begin two-day wage talks in a bid to avert a strike that would cut output from Europe's largest oil producer by 6%.

Islamic State, Political Instability Derails Libyan Oil Industry
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Attacks on oil and gas facilities, along with political instability, are damaging Libya's oil and gas industry.

Statoil to Keep Fields Operating Even if Norway Oil Workers Strike
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Statoil will initially keep oilfields operating even if negotiations set for June 30 to July 1 fail to avert a strike that would halt output at others.

Explosion At Gas Plant in Mississippi, US
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 There has been an explosion at a gas plant located at 6800 Stennis Blvd in Mississippi, according to a statement on FaceBook from the Pascagoula Police Department.

Investors Seek Ruling Against Petrobras in Corruption Lawsuit
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Investors suing Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras to recoup billions of dollars in losses argued that the arrests and plea deals of top company executives prove that it knew of a massive bribery and political kickback scheme.

Niger Delta Attacks Threaten West African Production, Power Supply
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Attacks on oil and gas production sites in the Niger Delta are threatening both production volumes and power supply of West African countries.

BLOG: Will NDA Militants Agree to Peace Deal with Nigerian Government?
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Recent media reports suggest that the Niger Delta Avengers are on the brink of agreeing a ceasefire deal with the government, but how accurate are they?

Norway Oil Drilling Rig Workers Agree Wage Deal, Avoid Strike
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Workers on Norwegian offshore oil drilling rigs sign a new wage deal, avoiding a strike.

Libyan Unity Govt Condemns Attack Near Eastern Oil Terminals
Sunday, June 19, 2016 Libya's U.N.-backed unity government condemns an attack by a newly-formed militia group on eastern military forces close to key oil facilities.

Sinopec Serves $5.5B Arbitration Notice To Repsol
Friday, June 17, 2016 Chinese energy conglomerate Sinopec serves an arbitration notice to Spain's Repsol demanding around $5.5 billion in compensation over a 2012 joint venture.

Niger Delta Militants Blow Up NNPC Pipeline
Thursday, June 16, 2016 The NDA blows up a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline in Oruk Anam local government area in Akwa Ibom.

JKX confirms Police Inspection In Poltava
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 JKX Oil & Gas plc confirms that the Ukrainian police visited its Ukrainian subsidiary searching for documents in relation to the investigation of claims of alleged underpaid taxes.

NDA Threatens to Sink Oil Tankers, Review Its Stance of Not Taking Lives
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 The Niger Delta Avengers militant group has threatened to sink oil tankers and "review" its stance of not taking lives in its latest warning to oil and gas companies operating in the Niger Delta.

Nigerian Militants Insist on Foreign Mediators for Talks with Government
Monday, June 13, 2016 The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group that has carried out attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria's southern oil region, says it will only negotiate with the government if independent foreign mediators were involved.

Avengers Spurn Call From Ex-Niger Delta Cohorts To Join Talks
Monday, June 13, 2016 The Niger Delta Avengers reject calls from former militants to join talks with the government.

Norway's Oil Industry Faces High Risk of July Strike, Union Says
Monday, June 13, 2016 Wage negotiations between Norwegian oil and gas firms and their employees will be particularly difficult this year and may lead to a strike that would limit output from Western Europe's top producer, a labor union says.

Blast Hits NPDC Pipeline In Nigeria's Delta Region
Friday, June 10, 2016 An explosion hits a pipeline operated by a subsidiary of Nigeria's state oil company in the West African country's restive Delta region.

Unite to Ballot Over 200 North Sea Workers for Strike Action
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Unite will ballot more than 200 North Sea oil rig workers for strike action in a dispute with Wood Group over a 30% pay cut.

Norway Strike Threat Increases as Parties Fail to Find Agreement
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 The threat of strike action among 6,000 oil service worker employees in Norway increases as unions and energy company representatives fail to settle wage disputes.

Niger Delta Militants Reject Offer Of Talks, Blow Up Chevron Well
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 The Niger Delta Avengers reject an offer for talks with the government to end a series of attacks on oil facilities in the Delta.

Dozens Reported Wounded As PNG Police Fire On Protesters, Riots Spread
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Dozens of people were wounded in Papua New Guinea after police opened fire on a student demonstration in the capital and riots erupted across the country, but officials say earlier reports of up to four dead are incorrect.

Oil Minister: Nigeria Wants to Talk to Delta Avengers
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Nigeria wants to talk to the Niger Delta Avengers militant group that has claimed a string of attacks that sharply cut crude output, its oil minister said, in an attempt to stem a tide of violence in the country's main oil-producing region.

Oil Minister: Nigeria to Start Dialogue with Niger Delta Militants
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Nigeria says it will start a dialogue with the Niger Delta Avengers militant group, which has claimed a string of attacks against the country's oil infrastructure.

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