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YPF: Protests In Argentina's Shale Oil Region End, Output Normal
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Protests that briefly disrupted production in part of Argentina's main shale oil producing region have ended and operations are back to normal, YPF says.

Attack Halts Flow in Natural Gas Pipeline from Iran to Turkey
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Saboteurs attack a pipeline carrying natural gas from Iran to Turkey, according to the Turkish energy minister.

Libya Crude Output Drops as Conflict Cuts Power at Oil Fields
Monday, July 27, 2015 Libya's crude production drops below 400,000 barrels a day as the conflict in the divided North African country cut electricity supply at oil fields, according to the state-run National Oil Corp.

Petrobras Union May Follow 24-Hour Strike With September Walkout
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Brazil's main oil workers union is considering an open-ended strike in September if a 24-hour walkout scheduled for midnight Thursday fails to stop moves to shrink state-run oil company Petrobras.

Four Italian Workers Kidnapped near Mellitah Oil, Gas Compound in Libya
Monday, July 20, 2015 Four Italian construction workers are kidnapped in the vicinity of Eni's Mellitah Oil and Gas Compound.

Brazil Justice Minister Says Petrobras Investigation Must Follow Law
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Justice Minister Cardozo pledged to punish any investigators found to have broken the law by using unauthorized bugs or leaking documents to the press while probing corruption at Petrobras.

Putin Calls For Lifting All Sanctions Against Iran
Friday, July 10, 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin calls for sanctions on Iran to be lifted as soon as possible after a deal is reached on Tehran's nuclear programme.

Iran, Powers Give Themselves Until Monday For Nuclear Deal
Friday, July 10, 2015 Iran and major powers give themselves until Monday to reach a nuclear agreement, their third extension in two weeks, as Tehran accuses the West of throwing up new stumbling blocks to a deal.

Velocys Suspends CEO for Alleged Misconduct
Monday, July 06, 2015 Velocys will investigate CEO Roy Lipski over allegations of serious misconduct.

Is Joint Development an Option as Tensions Mount in South China Sea?
Friday, July 03, 2015 As China's land reclamation activities in the South China Sea aggravate tensions, joint resource development has been mooted to cool rising temperatures in the regional territorial spat.

Petrobras Slashes Capex In Bid To Cut Debt, Restore Confidence
Monday, June 29, 2015 Petrobras slashes its long-term spending plan to the lowest level in 8 years as new management moves to reduce the industry's largest debt burden and pull the company out of a giant corruption scandal.

UK Says Argentine Plan to Seize Falklands Oil Driller Assets 'Unlawful'
Monday, June 29, 2015 The UK government says any attempt by Argentina to seize assets of oil drillers operating in the Falkland Islands would be unlawful after an Argentine judge's order is made against six firms.

Ex-CNOOC Executive Under Investigation in China for Graft
Thursday, June 25, 2015 The former deputy general manager of CNOOC is under criminal investigation for "accepting bribes", according to judicial authorities in China.

Petrobras Urges Dismissal Of US Lawsuit Over Corruption Probe
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Petrobras urges a US judge to throw out an investors' class action lawsuit claiming a multibillion-dollar bribery scandal overvalued it for years.

Norway Rig Workers Agree Wage Deal, Avoid Strike
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Norwegian offshore oil rig workers sign a new wage deal, avoiding a strike that could have cut energy production.

Powerful Brazilian CEO Arrested In Petrobras Graft Probe
Friday, June 19, 2015 Brazilian police have arrested Marcelo Odebrecht, head of Odebrecht, and accused his family-run conglomerate of spearheading a $2.1 billion bribery scheme at Petrobras.

Norway Oil Rig Workers Threaten Strike if Wage Talks Fail
Thursday, June 18, 2015 574 Norwegian rig workers could go on strike from next Thursday if a wage settlement is not reached.

Libya In Talks To Reopen El Feel, El Sharara Oilfields
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Libyan authorities will try during the month of Ramadan to reopen pipelines for El Feel and El Sharara oilfields and Zueitina port that have been blocked for weeks by protests and disputes.

Seventeen Killed in Battles near Iraq's Baiji Refinery
Monday, June 15, 2015 Seventeen people are killed in Iraq in clashes between Islamic State militants and pro-government forces close to the country's biggest refinery.

In Amenas Gas Plant Attack Mastermind Killed in US Air Strike
Monday, June 15, 2015 An Islamist militant who organized the deadly attack on the In Amenas gas plant in 2013, which killed 39 foreign energy workers, has been killed in a targeted air strike, according to reports.

Vietnam, Chinese Boats Clash Near Disputed South China Sea Isles
Monday, June 15, 2015 Vietnamese fishing craft clashes with Chinese boats near the disputed Paracel Islands last week, underscoring simmering tensions between the two communist countries even as their leaders talk of improving relations.

Russia's Energy Minister Calls Exxon-led Sakhalin Project 'One of Our Best'
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 There is no economic reason for US energy major ExxonMobil to leave the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak tells reporters.

Analysis: UK North Sea Strike Threat
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 In the wake of the recent call for strike action in the UK North Sea, Rigzone takes a closer look at the Offshore Contractors Association's proposed changes.


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