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Egypt to Draw More Oil and Gas Investors
Monday, February 11, 2019 Egypt is finalizing details of a new type of oil and gas contract to attract even more foreign investment.

Libya's Haftar Plans to Secure Oil Areas
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Forces allied to Khalifa Haftar have entered the city of Sebha as part of a campaign to secure the country's lawless south and protect its oil-producing infrastructure, his spokesman says.

Islamic State Claims Tripoli Attack, Says Oil Fields 'Legitimate Target'
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on the headquarters of Libya's main oil company in Tripoli.

Sudan Wants ONGC Videsh To Withdraw Arbitration Over Oil Payment Dues
Friday, August 17, 2018 Sudan wants India's ONGC Videsh (OVL) to withdraw arbitration proceedings against the African nation as it is making efforts to mitigate default on payment of dues, OVL says.

An Emerging Shale Oil Producer Is Courting Majors
Thursday, June 28, 2018 Algeria looks to attract more foreign investment to help it tap its rich shale reserves.

East Libyan Forces Reclaim Key Oil Ports
Thursday, June 21, 2018 East Libyan forces say they have retaken the shuttered oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf.

Italy's Eni Plans Investments In Algeria Worth Billions In Next Three Years
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Eni plans billions of investments in Algeria over the next 3 years, the company's CEO says.

Trained Engineer Takes On Algeria's Energy Monolith
Thursday, March 29, 2018 The scene revealed the scale of the challenge facing Abdelmoumen Ould Kadour.

Algeria Vows Tax Reform In Energy Sector, Eyes Shale Gas Cooperation
Monday, March 26, 2018 Algeria plans to offer tax incentives in a planned new energy law to attract more investment and is in discussion with foreign energy firms to exploit its shale gas reserves, officials say.

Algerian Energy Minister Says Oil Producers Seek Market Stability
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Algerian Energy Minister Mustapha Guitouni says oil producers are seeking market stability.

Libya, Nigeria at 'High Risk' of Oil Sector Disruption
Monday, February 19, 2018 Libya and Nigeria are at 'high risk' of oil sector disruption, especially towards the end of 2018, according to oil and gas analysts at BMI Research.

Erdogan Tells Cyprus Not To Test Turkey Over Gas Standoff
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Tempers flaring up in eastern Mediterranean over exploration rights.

Standoff In High Seas As Cyprus Says Turkey Blocks Gas Drill Ship
Monday, February 12, 2018 Cyprus accuses the Turkish military of obstructing a ship contracted by Italian oil company Eni.

New Cepsa, Sonatrach Contract Expected to Generate 1,500 Jobs
Friday, January 19, 2018 New contract in Algeria is expected to lead to the generation of up to 1,500 new jobs.

Algeria's Shale Gas Plans Will Take Time, Require Tough Reforms
Friday, December 29, 2017 Algeria needs to exploit its shale gas resources to offset a surge in local energy consumption that is eating into vital exports.

Algeria Invests $2 Billion Into Hassi Rmel Gas Field
Monday, November 06, 2017 Algeria's state energy firm Sonatrach starts $2 billion of new investments into the Hassi Rmel gas field to keep production stable at the country's biggest gas field.

Financial, Security Woes Put Libyan Oil Recovery On Shaky Ground
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Libya's oil production revival is being undermined by the same financial, economic and security problems that threaten the promise of stability.

Algeria Sees Energy Law Amendment By End Of 2018
Monday, October 16, 2017 Algeria aims to amend its energy law in 2018 as it plans to improve contract terms to attract needed foreign investment, authorities say.

South Sudan Oil Conference Fails To Draw Biggest Energy Firms
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 South Sudan's president was a no-show for the nation's first international oil conference, a gathering that also failed to attract prospective investors from the biggest global energy companies.

Algeria's Sonatrach Chief Urges Oil Industry Reforms
Monday, September 18, 2017 Algeria needs to change the laws governing its oil and gas industry to attract foreign oil investors, Sonatrach's chief says.

Greek Oil Spill Spreads To Athens Riviera
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Crews scrambled to clean up an oil spill from a sunken tanker which had spread to some of Athens's most popular beaches.

War-Ravaged South Sudan May Scrap Expensive Oil Subsidies
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 War-ravaged South Sudan is considering scrapping state subsidies on oil.

Egypt Sets Sights on Doubling Natural Gas Output by 2020
Monday, July 17, 2017 Egypt's natural gas production rose to about 5.1 billion cubic feet per day in 2017 from 4.4 billion cubic feet in 2016.

Oil Bears Can't Look to Libya as Expat Exodus Slows Recovery
Monday, June 05, 2017 With foreign staff of international companies staying away, analysts say Libya's ability to pump more oil will soon reach a limit.

Tunisian Job Protests Hit Oil And Gas Output
Monday, May 08, 2017 Protests over jobs and development in southern and central Tunisia have halted production at or shut the fields of two foreign energy companies.

Austria's OMV Moves Workers In Tunisia Over Gas Field Protests
Thursday, May 04, 2017 OMV has taken around 700 non-essential staff and contractors out of projects in southern Tunisia after protesters demanding jobs threatened to disrupt operations.

Libya Ports Prepare to Ship Oil as Workers Return After Clashes
Monday, March 20, 2017 Libya's major oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf are resuming operations and preparing to export crude after a two-week halt in shipments.

Egypt Said to Seek LNG as BP to Eni Gas Flow to Restore Exports
Monday, February 06, 2017 Egypt plans to import as many as 108 cargoes of liquefied natural gas this year as the country prepares to start producing at two gas fields and move closer to its goal of self-sufficiency and even exports by 2019.

Egypt To End Capital Controls, Reform Oil Sector Under IMF Deal
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Egypt will scrap its remaining caps on transfers and deposits of foreign currency by the end of June.

Egypt Signs $220M Of Oil And Gas Deals
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Egyptian Oil Minister Tarek El Molla signs 3 offshore oil and gas exploration and production deals worth a total of at least $220 million with Total, BP, and ENI's Egyptian subsidiary IEOC.

Glencore Comes Out Top as Egypt Awards Mega LNG Import Tender
Monday, November 28, 2016 Egypt will import around 60 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) next year and Glencore will be the biggest supplier, trading sources with knowledge of the results of Egypt's mega tender for 2017 and 2018 said.

Exxon Is Hit With Fine From Chad That's Five Times Country's GDP
Thursday, October 06, 2016 A court in Chad told ExxonMobil to pay a record fine of $74 billion, as well as $819 million in royalties it said the oil company owed to the state, according to a court document.

OPEC Agrees to Crude Production Cut
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 The decision by OPEC member nations in Algiers marks the first self-imposed cut since 2008.

Libyan Commander's Seizure of Oil Ports Risks New Conflict
Monday, September 12, 2016 Libyan forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar say they have tightened their control over four major oil ports, casting a Western-backed project to unite Libya and revive oil exports into deep uncertainty.

Eastern Libyan Commander's Forces Seize Key Oil Ports
Sunday, September 11, 2016 Forces loyal to east Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar on Sunday seized at least 2 key oil ports from a rival force loyal to the U.N.-backed government.

SDX CEO: Egypt Oil, Gas Sector Set to Grow Within Next 5 Years
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Egypt's oil and gas industry is set to grow within the next five years, bringing with it increased production and more jobs, SDX CEO Paul Welch says.

Algeria to Implement 'New Growth Model' to Cope with Oil Price Drop
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 OPEC member Algeria says it will launch a new "economic growth model" for the next four years focussed on reforming the tax system to bring in more revenue and reduce dependence on energy exports.

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.

Libya Oil Chiefs Reunify State Producer To End Row On Exports
Monday, July 04, 2016 Rival leaders of Libya's National Oil Corp. reached an agreement to unify the state company under a single management, a step that could help end the conflict over who can control the divided country's crude exports and revenue.

BLOG: Don't Expect Expat Oil, Gas Staff Increase in Libya Anytime Soon
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 With Libya's oil and gas industry currently in a fractured state, IOCs are unlikely to increase their expat recruitment drives in the country in the near future.

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.

Nigerian Militants Say Aim is Zero Oil Output After Three New Attacks
Friday, June 03, 2016 The Niger Delta Avengers militant group has claimed responsibility for three new attacks on Nigeria's oil infrastructure, promising to cut production to zero.

Militants Launch Attacks in Niger Delta as Buhari Cancels Visit
Thursday, June 02, 2016 Militants launched new attacks in the Niger Delta on Thursday, vowing to bring Nigeria's struggling oil industry to a total halt, and the president cancelled a long-awaited visit to the region.

OPEC Oil Output Falls from Near-record in May on Nigeria Outages
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 OPEC's oil output fell in May from near a record high, a Reuters survey found on Tuesday, as attacks on Nigeria's oil industry and other outages outweighed increases in Iran and Gulf members.

In Rare Compromise, Nigerian Emerges as Frontrunner for OPEC Boss
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 A Nigerian oil technocrat has emerged as frontrunner to take the top job at OPEC, with members seeing Mohammed Barkindo as what would be a rare compromise candidate to lead the group amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Navy Spokesman: Militants Attack Chevron Platform in Niger Delta
Thursday, May 05, 2016 Militants attack a Chevron platform in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta region late on Wednesday, a navy spokesman said, amid growing fears of a revived militant campaign in the region.

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.

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.

Tullow Declares Force Majeure on Jubilee Crude, Plans Shutdown
Monday, March 14, 2016 Tullow declares force majeure on two cargoes of Ghana's Jubilee crude oil after an issue on the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility that exports the oil.

Algeria's Sonatrach Awards $880M Drilling Tubes Deal
Friday, March 11, 2016 Algeria's Sonatrach awards an $880 million contract to supply oil and gas drilling tubes to four foreign firms.