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India Orders Tanker with Disputed Libyan Oil to Await UN Instructions
Thursday, April 28, 2016 India instructs an Indian-flagged oil tanker not to discharge its cargo of oil from Libya's rival eastern government and await instructions from the United Nations, a senior Indian government official says.

Serbian Engineer Abducted In Libya Freed, Serbian Ministry Says
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 A Serbian engineer who was abducted by unidentified kidnappers in Libya has been freed, the Serbian Foreign Ministry says.

Husky May Take Legal Action In Gas Dispute With China Firm
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Husky says it was confident a dispute with CNOOC over delivery payments for South China Sea gas will be resolved but warned it would take legal action against the state-owned energy company if necessary.

Serbian Engineer Abducted In Libya
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 A Serbian engineer has been kidnapped in a remote area of Libya near the Egyptian border.

Dutch Court Overturns $50B Yukos Award Against Russia
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 A Dutch court overturns an order that Russia pay $50 billion to shareholders in defunct oil company Yukos.

Oil Pares Drop as Kuwait Worker Strike Counteracts Doha Failure
Monday, April 18, 2016 Oil narrows decline as a labor strike in Kuwait cut output, counteracting the failure of producing nations to reach an output-freeze agreement in Doha.

Shell Says Theft from its Nigerian Oil Pipeline Network Fell in 2015
Monday, April 18, 2016 Theft of crude oil from the pipeline network of Shell's Nigerian subsidiary fell to 25,000 barrels per day in 2015, roughly 32% less than the previous year.

Kuwait Crude Production Plunges On First Day Of Strike Over Pay
Monday, April 18, 2016 Kuwait's crude production tumbles by 60 percent and its refineries scale back operations as the state oil company took emergency measures to cope with the first day of an open-ended labor strike.

BP Shareholders Seek Director Remuneration Change
Thursday, April 14, 2016 BP plc's shareholders are seeking a change to the way the company deals with the remuneration of its directors, following the chief executive's proposed 20% pay increase this year.

China Rebuffs Vietnam Criticism of Oil Rig Move
Friday, April 08, 2016 China's Foreign Ministry rebuffs Vietnam's second demand this year to move a controversial oil rig and drop plans to drill in South China Sea waters where jurisdiction is unclear.

SBM Offshore: Judge Confirms Settlement
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 Judge confirms an out of court settlement involving SBM's CEO Bruno Chabas and Supervisory Board member Sietze Hepkema, following allegations of corruption made against the pair by the Brazilian Public Prosecutor's Office.

Lukoil: Kazakhstan Files $1.6B Claim Against BG-Eni Venture
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Kazakhstan files a $1.6 billion claim against a group led by BG Group Plc and Eni SpA which is developing the Karachaganak gas condensate field.

US Sues ValueAct Over Halliburton-Baker Hughes Deal Disclosures
Monday, April 04, 2016 The US Department of Justice says it sued activist investor ValueAct Capital for violating pre-merger notification requirements related to Halliburton's deal to buy Baker Hughes.

Monaco Raids Unaoil Offices Over Global Oil Corruption Probe
Friday, April 01, 2016 Monaco raids the homes and offices of oil company Unaoil after a UK request for assistance in an investigation into alleged corruption involving foreign companies in the global oil sector.

Total Manager Probed for Influence Peddling in Italian Oil Field Case
Friday, April 01, 2016 Italian prosecutors are investigating a manager of French oil major Total for possible influence peddling to secure permits to develop an oil field in southern Italy.

Iraqi PM Names New Cabinet To Fight Corruption
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi names Nizar Salem al-Numan as a candidate for the key post of oil minister as part of a cabinet reshuffle aimed at fighting corruption.

Norwegian Strike Threat Increases
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Norwegian union Fellesforbundet breaks off pay negotiations with the employers' Federation of Norwegian Industries, increasing the risk of strike action.

Falkland Islands Govt Labels Argentine Sovereignty Claim as 'Misleading'
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 The Falkland Islands Government labels claims made by the Argentine Foreign Ministry that the Falkland Islands will fall within Argentinian sovereign waters as "wholly misleading".

DONG Energy Terminates Hejre Project EPC Contract
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 DONG Energy terminates the EPC contract for the Hejre project with immediate effect, after the company claimed the supplier consortium failed to meet its contractual commitments.

Leader Of Nigeria's Ruling APC Party Criticizes Petroleum Minister
Monday, March 28, 2016 The national leader of APC has criticized the minister of state for petroleum over comments made about fuel shortages that have gripped Africa's biggest oil producer.

Nigeria's State Oil Company Withheld $25B between 2011 and 2015
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Nigeria's state oil company failed to remit $25 billion to the public purse between January 2011 and December 2015, says the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

Iraq Seeks Financial Agreement with Kurds before Pumping Crude to Turkey
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Iraq will not resume pumping crude through a Kurdish pipeline to Turkey unless it reaches a financial agreement with the Kurdish regional government, says the Iraqi oil minister.

BP, Statoil To Withdraw Staff From Algerian Plants After Attack
Monday, March 21, 2016 BP and Statoil will withdraw staff from two gas plants in Algeria after an attack by militants on one of the sites in the North African country, the companies say.

Ukrnafta: 16 Licenses could be Suspended
Friday, March 18, 2016 Ukrnafta receives a formal notification from the State Service of Geology & Mineral Resources of Ukraine that 16 licenses could be suspended.

Militants Fire Rockets At Algerian BP/Statoil Gas Plant, No Casualties
Friday, March 18, 2016 Militants attack an Algerian gas plant operated by Statoil and BP with rocket-propelled grenades, but no casualties or damage was reported.

Iraq Preparing to Push Islamic State Away from Oil Region
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Kurdish Peshmerga forces, an Iran-backed Shi'ite militia and Iraq's army will launch an offensive soon to push Islamic State fighters away from the northern oil region of Kirkuk, according to a state newspaper.

Colombia's Cano Limon Pipeline Suspended After Rebel Attacks
Monday, March 14, 2016 Two rebel bomb attacks halt pumping operations along Colombia's second most important oil pipeline, the Cano-Limon Covenas, according to the state oil company Ecopetrol.

Nigerian Minister Warns Oil Pipeline Vandals will be Prosecuted
Sunday, March 13, 2016 Nigeria's government will prosecute those who attack the country's oil pipelines, according to the Nigerian information minister.

India, Middle East Countries In Talks On Oil-For-Food Scheme
Friday, March 11, 2016 India talks with some Gulf nations to buy oil and sell food in return, using its position as the world's third-largest oil importer to secure energy supplies and boost exports.

NNPC: Strike at Nigeria State Oil Firm Suspended after Talks
Thursday, March 10, 2016 A strike at Nigeria's state oil producer has been suspended after talks between trade unions and the head of the company.

NNPC Workers Strike Over Proposed Company Split
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 NNPC workers are staging a nationwide strike over plans to "unbundle" the state-run oil firm into 30 companies.

Amazonian Tribe In Peru Takes Hostages After Oil Spill
Monday, March 07, 2016 An indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon took at least 8 public officials hostage to demand help from the central government after an oil spill polluted its lands, authorities say.

McClendon's Actions Aren't Uncommon Across US Shale Patch
Friday, March 04, 2016 The actions that resulted in former Chesapeake Energy Corp. chief Aubrey McClendon's indictment aren't uncommon across the shale patch, lawyers and analysts said.

Two Italian Hostages Freed in Libya
Friday, March 04, 2016 Two employees from Bonatti have been freed after being kidnapped last July near Eni's Mellitah Oil and Gas Compound.

Texas Lawyers Sued for Allegedly Bankrolling BP Oil-Spill Scam
Thursday, March 03, 2016 Two high-profile Texas attorneys were sued by a fishing boat captain who said they were involved in a scam to cheat BP out of millions of dollars with false compensation claims.


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