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Russia Says Continues Investigation In Case Of Ex-Minister Ulyukayev
Friday, December 09, 2016 The Russian Investigative Committee is continuing "active investigative activity" into the case of ex-economy minister Alexey Ulyukayev, the committee said on Friday.

Green Energy Firm Fights UK Fracking Plans
Friday, December 09, 2016 Green energy firm Ecotricity is challenging the fracking industry by submitting applications for its new Green Gas Mills on sites already proposed for fracking.

Morton County Sheriff Defends Tactics against Pipeline Protesters
Sunday, December 04, 2016 North Dakota county sheriff defends tactics after police use water hoses and rubber bullets against pipeline protestors.

Argentine Oil And Gas Workers To Strike Over YPF Layoffs
Friday, December 02, 2016 Some 23,000 Argentine oil and gas workers will go on a 48-hour strike beginning Monday to protest YPF's decision to lay off workers.

FAR Refutes Claims that it cannot Farm Into Djiffere Block
Thursday, December 01, 2016 FAR Limited refutes claims that it cannot exercise its option to farm into the Djiffere block offshore Senegal because of a lack of funds.

PGNiG: 6 Oil, Gas Workers Kidnapped in Pakistan, Whereabouts Unknown
Monday, November 28, 2016 Six oil and gas employees working for a contractor that seismic research company Geofizyka Krakow has been in collaboration with have been kidnapped in the northwestern part of Pakistan.

Anti-Fracking Group Tries To Overturn UK Shale Gas Planning Application
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Anti-fracking campaigners took to the High Court Tuesday in a bid to overturn one of the first planning applications to carry out shale gas drilling in the UK.

Petrobras Says Injunction Suspends Sale Of Bauna And Tartaruga Verde Fields
Monday, November 21, 2016 Petroleo Brasileiro SA says an injunction in a civil lawsuit has forced the company to suspend the sale of stakes in the Bauna and Tartaruga Verde oil fields.

Kremlin Denies Media Report Putin Offered Lukoil A Stake In Rosneft
Thursday, November 17, 2016 President Vladimir Putin did not offer the head of Russia's second biggest oil producer Lukoil the opportunity to acquire a stake in Rosneft, a Kremlin spokesman said on Thursday.

Russia's Lukoil CEO Sees No Risk For Bashneft Sale From Ulyukayev's Case
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Vagit Alekperov, CEO of Lukoil, which was bidding for rival Bashneft, said he saw no risks for Bashneft privatization due to detention of Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev's case.

Niger Delta Avengers Claim Attack On Nigeria's Nembe Creek Pipeline
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers on Tuesday said that it had attacked the Nembe Creek Trunk Line pipeline in the southern Niger Delta.

North Dakota Sheriff Investigates Report of Attack on Pipeline Protester
Sunday, November 13, 2016 North Dakota authorities are investigating a weekend incident in which a woman protesting against a pipeline was reportedly hit by a truck.

Protesters Arrested At North Dakota Pipeline As Decision Expected
Friday, November 11, 2016 About 40 protesters against the Dakota Access oil pipeline were arrested in rural North Dakota.

ExxonMobil's Bid For InterOil In Doubt After Canadian Court Ruling
Friday, November 04, 2016 InterOil says an appeals court in Canada had overturned approval of the natural gas producer's $2.5 billion sale to ExxonMobil.

Obama Says US Mulling Alternate Routes For N. Dakota Pipeline
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 President Obama said the US government is examining ways to reroute an oil pipeline in North Dakota.

Niger Delta Leaders Want Army Out And Oil Firms To Relocate To Region
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Leaders from the Nigeria's Niger Delta called on President Muhammadu Buhari to pull the army out from the oil hub.

Nigerian Oil Workers Union Confirms Attack On NPC Pipeline In Niger Delta
Monday, October 31, 2016 A Nigerian oil workers union has confirmed an attack on a pipeline operated by state oil firm NNPC in the Niger Delta oil hub claimed by a militant group.

Divisions In Oil-Rich Delta Undermine Nigeria's Bid To End Insurgency
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Officials hope for an agreement in which militants lay down their arms in exchange for funds for the region that produces most of Nigeria's oil.

US Said to Be Closing In on PDVSA-Linked Seizures, Charges
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Federal prosecutors are preparing to charge several individuals and confiscate their property over the alleged looting of Venezuela's state oil company.

Petrobras Sets Up Minority Panel On Transfer of Rights Areas
Monday, October 24, 2016 Petrobras board approves the creation of an independent committee to allow the state-controlled company's minority shareholders to review planned changes to some of its biggest oil and gas leases.

Hundreds in Los Angeles Protest Climate Change, North Dakota Pipeline
Monday, October 24, 2016 Hollywood stars among protesters attending climate rally in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, while 80 protesters arrested near pipeline construction site in North Dakota.

Islamic State Attacks Kirkuk, Oil Production Not Affected
Friday, October 21, 2016 Islamic State militants attack several buildings in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk on Friday before dawn.

Ex-Venezuela PDVSA Boss Denies $11B Corruption Allegations
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Former PDVSA President Rafael Ramirez denied as "irresponsible lies" a Venezuelan congressional investigation accusing the state oil company of corruption to the tune of $11 billion during his decade-long tenure.

Gabon Oil Workers Strike Cuts Output From Onal Field
Thursday, October 20, 2016 A strike in Gabon by oil workers at French company Maurel and Prom has cut production from the Onal field to 10,000 barrels per day from 28,000 bpd normally.

Nigerian Military Confirms Attack On Oil Pipeline In Delta
Friday, October 14, 2016 Unknown "vandals" attack a crude pipeline belonging to NNNPC in the restive Niger Delta.

Kidnapped Romanian Oil Engineer in Niger Delta Released
Thursday, October 13, 2016 The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed to Rigzone that the Romanian engineer abducted in Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta region has been released.

Japan Protests Over Signs Of Renewed Chinese Gas Exploration
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Japan has protested to China over signs it is pressing ahead with maritime gas exploration in the East China Sea despite Tokyo's repeated requests to stop.

Australia, East Timor Seek Agreement On Maritime Boundary
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Australia and East Timor aim to "reach an agreement" over the maritime boundary in resource-rich waters between their countries.

Canadian Oil Pipelines Resume Operations After Activists Halt Flow
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Five oil pipelines disrupted by environmental protesters have restarted.


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