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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.
Oil Theft Has 'Significant' Environmental Cost
Thursday, April 11, 2013 Shell's latest sustainability report says that rising incidences of oil theft in Nigeria come at a "significant environmental cost".
Kurds Sell First Oil Internationally, despite Baghdad Warning
Monday, April 08, 2013 Iraqi Kurdistan presses ahead with oil sales to the international market in spite of a warning from the central government in Baghdad.
South Sudan to Restart Oil Production Soon
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 South Sudan says it will restart oil production within a few days following a border security deal with its former foe Sudan.
South Sudan: 160 Killed in Border Clashes With Rebels
Friday, March 29, 2013 More than 160 people were killed this week in border battles between soldiers and rebels in South Sudan's Jonglei state, officials said.
Indonesia Protested to China Over Passports Last Year
Friday, March 29, 2013 Indonesia's foreign minister has said that it protested to China about a controversial map printed in Chinese passports last year which claimed almost all of the South China Sea, the Financial Times reports.
Turkey Suspends ENI Energy Deals over Cyprus Exploration
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Turkey's energy minister says the country will no longer work with ENI because of the Italian firm's involvement in exploring for oil and gas offshore Cyprus.
Chevron's Board to Cut Compensation for Executives Due to Safety Issues
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Chevron's board is cutting compensation for its CEO and other top executives in the wake of a string of accidents and other operational problems since late 2011, according to people familiar with the matter.
Iran Sanctions May Force BP To Shut UK Gas Field Earlier Than Planned
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 BP may decide to shut down the Bruce natural gas field in the U.K. North Sea earlier than planned unless a way is found to restart production at the adjoining Rhum field, which is shutdown because of sanctions against Iran.