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Unrest in MENA - The New Oil Order

After decades of living under oppressive dictatorships, the people of the Arab world are demanding their share in the global economic order. They want their oil to serve their rising domestic needs. Local Oil workers are demanding higher pay, better pension, training, regular promotions, permanent contracts and more local staff in the management team. There is little that can be done to prevent the people getting what they want.

Iraqi Prime Minister Visits West Qurna-2 Oilfield
Iran >> 8/19/2015 - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi visited the West Qurna-2 oilfield, which is being developed by PJSC LUKOIL as operator. ...
Yemen's Main Oil Pipeline Blown Up, Crude Flows Halted
Yemen >> 11/26/2014 - Saboteurs blew up Yemen's main oil export pipeline, halting crude flows, the country's defence ministry and an industry source said, in the latest attack on a key source of foreign currency. ...
IS Fighters Battle Iraqi Forces Near Baiji Refinery
Iraq >> 11/25/2014 - Islamic State insurgents battled Iraqi forces in the centre of Baiji, a week after the army broke their prolonged siege of the country's largest oil refinery just outside the town, an army officer and...
Iraqi Security Forces Enter Baiji Refinery
Iraq >> 11/18/2014 - Security forces entered Iraq's largest refinery for the first time after months of battling Islamic State militants who had surrounded it, a police colonel said. ...
Iraqi Government Forces Close to Baiji Refinery
Iraq >> 11/14/2014 - Iraqi government forces got within a kilometre (half a mile) of the country's biggest refinery, the closest they have come to breaking an Islamic State siege of the facility in months of fighting, two...
Syrian Government Forces Retake Gas Field From Islamic State
Syria >> 11/6/2014 - Syrian government forces and allied armed groups recaptured a gas field from Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group said. ...
Tribesmen Blow Up Main Yemen Oil Export Pipeline
Yemen >> 11/6/2014 - Yemeni tribesmen blew up the country's main oil export pipeline on Thursday, forcing crude flows to stop, energy industry and tribal sources said, in the latest attack on a key source of foreign curre...
Islamic State Seizes Second Gas Field in Syria
Syria >> 11/3/2014 - Islamic State fighters in Syria said they had taken control of a gas field in the central province of Homs, the second gas field seized in a week after battles with government forces. ...
IS Fights Syrian Army for Gas Field, Kills 30
Syria >> 10/29/2014 - Islamic State militants in Syria killed at least 30 pro-government fighters in an assault on a gas field that has witnessed some of the bloodiest confrontations between the two sides, a monitoring gro...
Iraq's Oil Exports Rising in October Despite Unrest
Iraq >> 10/24/2014 - Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals are holding close to a record high in October and Kurdish shipments are climbing, a further sign that fighting has not derailed an expansion of supplies ...
Iraqi Push to Retake Refinery City Hit by Attack
Iraq >> 10/19/2014 - The Islamic State staged a suicide attack on Iraqi soldiers to halt their advance on a key northern city, using a military vehicle to lull the government troops into a false sense of security, officer...
Saudi Pipeline Set Alight After Shots Fired at Patrol
Saudi Arabia >> 10/18/2014 - A "limited fire" broke out on a subsidiary oil pipeline in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday after assailants fired shots at a security patrol, the state news agency SPA said. ...
Air Strikes to Hit IS Oil Refineries in Syria
Syria >> 9/28/2014 - Air raids believed to have been carried out by U.S.-led forces hit three makeshift oil refineries in northern Syria on Sunday as part of a campaign against Islamic State, a human rights group said. ...
Air Strikes Hit Oilfields And IS Bases in Syria
Syria >> 9/26/2014 - Air and missile strikes, thought to be carried out by U.S.-led forces, hit oilfields and Islamic State bases in the eastern Syria overnight and early 26 September, a monitoring group said. ...
A Small Fire Broke Out on Saudi Gas Pipeline
Saudi Arabia >> 9/2/2014 - A small fire broke out on a gas pipeline in eastern Saudi Arabia after assailants shot at a police patrol, security and oil industry sources said, in an incident that may heighten concern about the vu...
Oil Search Provides Updates on Taza
Iraq >> 8/28/2014 - During the week, the Taza 2 appraisal well was temporarily suspended. As indicated in the previous Drilling Report, Oil Search continues to monitor the security situation in the region closely and pla...
Oil Search Provides Updates on Taza PSC
Iraq >> 8/21/2014 - Oil Search reports that, preparations were underway to temporarily suspend the Taza 2 appraisal well. As indicated in Oil Search’s 2014 First Half Results (released 19 August), the recent increase in ...
Hamas Fired Rockets at Offshore Israeli Gas Well
Hamas Fired Rockets at Offshore Israeli Gas Well Israel >> 8/20/2014 - The Palestinian militant group Hamas said it fired two rockets at an Israeli gas installation about 30 km (19 miles) off the coast of Gaza in the first apparent attack of its kind. ...
Total Cut Staff in Iraqi Kurdistan
Total Cut Staff in Iraqi Kurdistan Iraq >> 8/14/2014 - French oil major Total said it had reduced its personnel working in the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq, although work on the two oil blocks it operates continued as scheduled. ...
Iraq's Islamic Fighters Profit From Oil Sales
Iraq >> 8/14/2014 - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq are selling oil from oilfields and refineries they control to local communities and smugglers, augmenting their existing ample finances, U.S. intelligence offi...
Talisman Iraq Assets is Ready for Sale
Iraq >> 8/12/2014 - Talisman Energy Inc, Canada's No. 5 independent oil and gas producer, said it still plans to sell all or a portion of its exploration properties in Iraq's Kurdistan region despite conflict in the area...
TAQA Suspends Activity in Kurdistan Block
TAQA Suspends Activity in Kurdistan Block Iraq >> 8/9/2014 - TAQA has suspended its operations at the Atrush Block in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. As a result of recent developments and escalating instability around the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, TAQA has suspe...
KRG Oil Firms Pull Out Staff, Shares Fall
Iraq >> 8/8/2014 - Oil companies in Iraqi Kurdistan withdrew more staff as the United States launched air strikes to defend the regional capital Arbil from Islamic State militants and Britain told its citizens to leave....
Oryx Suspends Drilling, Evacuates Staff From Iraqi
Iraq >> 8/8/2014 - Oryx Petroleum Corporation Ltd suspended drilling operations and evacuated staff from oilfields in Iraq's Kurdish region, as the United States launched air strikes against Islamic State militants atta...
Oryx Provides Update for Operations in KRG
Iraq >> 8/8/2014 - Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited announces an update for its operations in the Hawler license area of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (Kurdistan Region). The Group has implemented a number of precautio...
Genel Provides Update on KRG
Iraq >> 8/8/2014 - Following recent events in the vicinity of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), Genel Energy plc can confirm that the Taq Taq and Tawke fields remain safe and secure. ...
Afren Shuts First Kurdish Oilfield, Shares Drop
Afren Shuts First Kurdish Oilfield, Shares Drop Iraq >> 8/8/2014 - Afren plc has taken the precautionary step to temporarily suspend operations at the Barda Rash field in light of heightened regional security related issues. Working with our local security advisors, ...
KRG Oil Pipeline Via Turkey Runs Normally
Iraq >> 8/8/2014 - The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) oil pipeline via Turkey is operating normally and pumping 120,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil despite an advance by Islamic State fighters in northern ...
Islamic State Grabs Iraqi Dam and Oilfield
Iraq >> 8/3/2014 - Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on 2 August 2014 after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping across much of...
Brent Holds $106 as Libya, Iraq Renews Worries
Iraq >> 7/14/2014 - Brent crude held steady above $106 a barrel, hovering just off three-month lows, as the potential for renewed supply disruptions put a floor under prices that have been tumbling since the last week of...
Asia Refiners Shun Iraq Crude in Spot Markets
Iraq >> 6/30/2014 - Many Asian refiners say they are shying away from buying the flagship grade of Iraqi crude in spot markets, worried that the militant insurgency in the country could spread to the area where the oil i...
Oil Slips Below $113 as Iraq Supply Concern Eases
Iraq >> 6/30/2014 - Brent crude oil dropped below $113 a barrel as fears of a disruption to oil output from Iraq receded after government forces launched a pushback against a Sunni militant insurgency. ...
Stranded Chinese Workers in Iraq Being Evacuated
Iraq >> 6/27/2014 - A group of about 1,000 Chinese workers who had been trapped at a power station by the fighting in Iraq are now being evacuated by air and road, state media said. ...
Militants Take Iraqi Gas Field Town
Iraq >> 6/26/2014 - Militants took a town an hour from Baghdad that is home to four natural gas fields, another gain by Sunni insurgents who have swiftly taken large areas to the north and west of the Iraqi capital. ...
Brent Rises Above $114 on Iraq and Supply Concerns
Iraq >> 6/24/2014 - Brent crude held above $114 a barrel on Tuesday, supported by continued fighting in Iraq, supply disruptions in Libya and expectations of a decline in U.S. crude inventories, while U.S. crude prices d...
Brent Drops Below $114
Iraq >> 6/24/2014 - Brent crude slipped below $114 a barrel, as data showing near-record high oil exports from Iraq indicated supplies remained unaffected by the escalating violence at the OPEC's No. 2 producer. ...
Fuel Shortages in KRG to Last at Least Another Week
Iraq >> 6/22/2014 - Fuel shortages in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region will last for at least another week, government officials said on Sunday, as sweeping advances by Sunni Muslim militants further south put a heavy ...
Iraq Risks Knocking Turkey's Economic
Iraq >> 6/20/2014 - Fighting in Iraq may slow Turkey's gradual economic rebalancing, analysts say, with higher oil prices set to push up inflation and the collapse of a key export market weighing on Turkey's efforts to n...
China Preparing to Evacuate Some Workers From Iraq
Iraq >> 6/19/2014 - China said it was preparing to help evacuate a small number of people working for Chinese companies in Iraq, and repeated an offer to help Iraq fight terrorism though it declined to say if it would pr...
Iraq Unrest to Boost Demand for Turkish Oil Products
Iraq >> 6/19/2014 - Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said the unrest in Iraq and resulting halt in refinery production there will boost Iraqi demand for refined oil products from Turkey. ...
Battle for Iraq Refinery As U.S. Hesitates to Strike
Iraq >> 6/19/2014 - Iraqi government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki waited for a U.S. response to an appeal for air strikes to beat back the thr...
Sunni Militants Control "75 %" of Baiji Refinery
Iraq >> 6/18/2014 - Sunni militants have taken control of most of Iraq's largest oil refinery, located in Baiji in northern Iraq, an official at the refinery said. ...
Sunni Militants Attack Iraq's Baiji Refinery
Iraq >> 6/18/2014 - Sunni militants attacked Iraq's largest oil refinery, located in Baiji in northern Iraq, with machine-gun fire and mortars, Iraqi security sources and refinery employees said. ...
Brent Rises Above $114 on Iraq Worries
Iraq >> 6/18/2014 - Brent crude rose to a nine-month high on Wednesday as investors worried about exports from Iraq, while U.S. crude dipped after government numbers showed domestic crude inventories fell much less than ...
Brent Holds Above $113 Amid Iraq Violence
Iraq >> 6/18/2014 - Brent crude held above $113 per barrel as heavy fighting in Iraq shut the country's biggest refinery and led to the withdrawal of staff by foreign oil firms, stoking worries about exports from the key...
Exxon Carries out Major Evacuation from Iraq
Exxon Carries out Major Evacuation from Iraq Iraq >> 6/18/2014 - The head of Iraq's state-run South Oil Company Dhiya Jaffar said that Exxon Mobil has carried out a "major evacuation" of their staff and BP had evacuated 20 percent of its staff. ...
BP Operations in Iraq So Far Unaffected by Violence
Iraq >> 6/17/2014 - BP chief executive Bob Dudley said the oil company's operations in Iraq were so far unaffected by violence in the country. ...
Oil Majors Cut Staff in Iraq
Iraq >> 6/17/2014 - Some oil companies are pulling foreign staff from Iraq, fearing Sunni militants from the north could strike at major oilfields concentrated in the Shi'ite south despite moves by the Baghdad government...
Russian Oil Companies Say Iraqi Fields Not Threatened
Iraq >> 6/17/2014 - Oilfields operated by Lukoil and Gazprom Neft in Iraq are distant from the fighting there and there is no need to fear disruption to output, the companies said. ...
Oil Flat As Iran Relations Thaw Offsets Iraq Fears
Iraq >> 6/17/2014 - Oil was steady at around $113 per barrel, as signs of a thaw in relations between Iran and the West offset fears that Iraqi exports could be hit by spreading violence in OPEC's second-biggest oil expo...
Iraq's Biggest Oil Refinery Shut Down
Iraq >> 6/17/2014 - Iraq's biggest oil refinery, Baiji, has been shut down and its foreign staff evacuated, refinery officials said, adding that local staff remain in place and the military is still in control of the fac...
U.S. Crude Rises Above $107 on Escalating Iraq Risks
Iraq >> 6/16/2014 - U.S. crude oil futures rose to a near nine-month high above $107 a barrel in Asian trade as an insurgency in Iraq intensifies concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-larges...
Brent Rises Above $113
Iraq >> 6/16/2014 - Brent crude rose above $113 per barrel to near a nine-month high on Monday as Sunni insurgents advanced in Iraq, intensifies concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest...
Akkas Development Hit by Iraq Crisis
Iraq >> 6/15/2014 - Development of Iraq's Akkas gas field has been delayed because of the latest crisis in the OPEC member nation, South Korea's energy ministry said, quoting project owner Korea Gas Corp. ...
Insurgents Surround Iraq's Largest Refinery in Baiji
Iraq >> 6/12/2014 - Insurgents surrounded Iraq's largest refinery in the northern town of Baiji, police and an engineer inside said. Sunni militants first moved into Baiji late on Tuesday, closing in on the refinery, b...
Sunni Militants Push into Iraqi Oil Refinery Town
Iraq >> 6/11/2014 - Militants from an al Qaeda splinter group who seized Iraq's second biggest city of Mosul this week have advanced into the oil refinery town of Baiji, setting the court house and police station on fire...
Iraq Reaches Pipeline to Fix it After Insurgents Offensive
Iraq >> 5/23/2014 - Iraqi engineers are at last fixing the main pipeline to Turkey after it was shut down for nearly three months in attacks by an al Qaeda-offshoot cell, causing a total collapse in exports from northern...
U.S., Britain Warn of Kidnap Threat to Oil Workers
Iraq >> 5/22/2014 - U.S. and British citizens, particularly oil workers, in the southern Iraqi province of Basra may be at risk of kidnapping by militant groups, the U.S. Embassy and British officials said. ...
Algeria's Sonatrach Recalls Workers from Libya, Land Border Closed
Libya >> 5/19/2014 - The Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach has ordered its workers back from Libya over security concerns in the neighbouring country, a source at the company said. ...
Saudi Arabia Would Cover for Any Ukraine Oil Shortage
Saudi Arabia Would Cover for Any Ukraine Oil Shortage Saudi Arabia >> 5/12/2014 - Top global oil exporter Saudi Arabia will step in to cover any potential shortage arising from the Ukraine crisis, its oil minister said. Saudi Arabia, the only oil producer which can significantly al...
Iraq-Turkey Pipeline Unusable Due to Persistent Attacks
Iraq-Turkey Pipeline Unusable Due to Persistent Attacks Iraq >> 4/21/2014 - An oil pipeline carrying crude from Iraq's Kirkuk oil fields to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan is unusable because of persistent militant attacks, Turkey's energy minister said. ...
Iraq Minister Sees Deal Soon with Kurds on Oil Exports
Iraq >> 4/9/2014 - Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi said he expected a deal to be reached within days to resolve an oil export dispute between the central government in Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan. ...
Libyan Protesters Block Oil Pipeline to Mellitah Port as Strikes Widen
Libya >> 3/27/2014 - Libyan protesters have blocked a pipeline carrying oil condensates from the southwestern al-Wafa oilfield to the Mellitah export port, state-owned National Oil Corp (NOC) said. ...
Iraq's March Oil Exports to Drop as Violence Hits Flow
Iraq's March Oil Exports to Drop as Violence Hits Flow Iraq >> 3/25/2014 - Oil exports from Iraq's southern terminals have held within sight of a 35-year high so far in March, according to loading data, reflecting Iraq's efforts to expand capacity and deliver supply growth i...
Rising Violence Stops Repair of Iraq-Turkey Pipeline
Iraq >> 3/19/2014 - Escalating violence along Iraq's northern crude oil pipeline to Turkey has prevented technicians from fixing damage due to sabotage that has suspended flows since the start of the month, sources from ...
Algeria Energy Faces Terror Risk From Sahara Unrest
Algeria >> 2/22/2014 - Terrorists may target more Algerian energy sites if the government represses protests by Saharan populations and ignores their demands, according to the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military...
Protesters Shut El Sharara Oilfield in Setback for Government
Libya >> 2/22/2014 - Libya's 340,000 barrels-per-day El Sharara oilfield has been completely shut down since Thursday night due to violent clashes with protesters, the state-run National Oil Corporation said. ...
Kurds Step Up Negotiations with Baghdad on Oil & Budget
Kurds Step Up Negotiations with Baghdad on Oil & Budget Iraq >> 2/17/2014 - Iraqi Kurdistan's prime minister and energy head travelled to Baghdad to intensify efforts to settle a long-running dispute with the central government over the region's oil exports via a new pipeline...
Qaeda Attack on Oil Refinery Foiled
Qaeda Attack on Oil Refinery Foiled Yemen >> 2/17/2014 - Yemeni authorities have foiled an attack on the oil refinery in Aden and arrested 27 suspected Al-Qaeda militants linked to the operation, police said. ...
Libya oil output hit by protests at El Wafa, El Sharara pipelines
Libya >> 2/13/2014 - Libya's oil output dropped to 460,000 barrels per day after protesters shut down pipelines from the El Wafa and El Sharara oilfields in a fresh challenge to Prime Minister Ali Zeidan's fragile governm...
Protests Shut Libya's Wafa Oil Lines
Protests Shut Libya's Wafa Oil Lines Libya >> 2/12/2014 - Protesters have shut gas and oil pipelines from Libya's Wafa oilfield, and are threatening to block another line from El Sharara field, an oil workers' union and the National Oil Corporation (NOC) sai...
Militants Blow Up Gas Pipeline in Sinai
Militants Blow Up Gas Pipeline in Sinai Egypt >> 2/11/2014 - Egyptian security officials say suspected al-Qaida-inspired militants have blown up a natural gas pipeline in the restive Sinai Peninsula. ...
Sixteen Killed in Attack on Iraqi Oil Pipeline
Iraq >> 2/11/2014 - Militants in pick-up trucks ambushed Iraqi army outposts protecting a major oil export pipeline in the north of the country overnight, killing at least 16 soldiers by shooting them and slitting their ...
Sufficient Gas Available to Run Sharm EL-Sheikh Hotels
Egypt >> 1/29/2014 - Stored gas reserves in the Sinai pipeline are sufficient to run Sharm el-Sheikh hotels and houses until the pipeline connection bombed is repaired, head of EGAS Taher Abdel-Rehim said in a statement. ...
Iraq Says Syria War Spillover Hinders Oilfields & Pipelines
Iraq Says Syria War Spillover Hinders Oilfields & Pipelines Iraq >> 1/28/2014 - Spillover attacks from the civil war in Syria have hindered development of Iraq's gas and oil reserves and a major pipeline to the Mediterranean has been blown up dozens of times, Iraq's top energy of...
Iraqi Kurdish Turkish Oil Dispute
Iraqi Kurdish Turkish Oil Dispute Iraq >> 1/24/2014 - A headlong collision across Middle East fault lines is drawing close as Turkey, Iraq and ethnic Kurds who run their own region in between wrangle over oil exports. Time is running out as more oil flow...
Four Killed in Clashes Across Egypt
Egypt >> 1/17/2014 - At least four people were killed as clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police flared up across Egypt, security sources said. ...
Tribesmen Warned DNO to Stop Operations in Yemen
Yemen >> 1/12/2014 - Yemeni gunmen killed at least six soldiers in stepped up attacks on army installations in the southeastern Hadramout province, a local official and residents said, after tribesmen warned Norway's DNO ...
Explosions Hit Syrian Gas Pipelines, Electricity Cut
Explosions Hit Syrian Gas Pipelines, Electricity Cut Syria >> 1/3/2014 - Explosions hit two large Syrian gas pipelines near Damascus and the central city of Homs, cutting electricity supplies around the capital and in Mediterranean provinces, officials and activists said. ...
Egypt Prosecutors Investigate Sinai Gas Pipeline Bombing
Egypt >> 1/1/2014 - Egyptian prosecutors began investigations at the scene of an attack on a gas pipeline between Egypt and Jordan in Egypt's Sinai. ...
Force Should be Used to Reopen Oil Ports in Libya
Libya >> 12/21/2013 - Force should be used to reopen Libya's oil ports which were seized by a group demanding greater autonomy for the country's eastern part, Libya's oil minister said. ...
Gunmen Shoot Dead 18 Gas Workers in Northeast Iraq
Iraq >> 12/13/2013 - Masked gunmen shot dead 18 oil and gas workers, most of them Iranians, outside the northeastern Iraqi town of Muqdadiya on 13 December 2013, witnesses and officials said. ...
Libya Oil Union will Close Ports
Libya >> 12/11/2013 - Libya's oil workers union threatened to close its eastern ports again if regional separatists decide to reopen them on December 15.

A regional autonomy movement said earlier on Tuesday it ...
Libya Militia to Open Oil Terminals in December
Libya >> 12/10/2013 - The Libyan militia that shut down most of the country's oil terminals for months causing the loss of millions of dollars said that terminals will reopen on Dec. 15. ...
Islamists Demand Fall of Libyan Govt
Libya >> 12/6/2013 - Around 300 Islamists took to the streets of the Libyan port of Benghazi demanding the fall of the government and an end to strikes and sit-ins stopping crude exports - the first sign of public opposit...
Statoil Returns Some Staff to Algeria After Attack
Algeria >> 11/29/2013 - Norway's Statoil has returned some staff to Algeria following an attack on the In Amenas facility by Islamic militants in January, the firm's chief executive told Reuters. ...
Islamist Rebels Capture Syria's Largest Oilfield
Islamist Rebels Capture Syria's Largest Oilfield Syria >> 11/23/2013 - Islamist rebels led by al Qaeda-linked fighters seized Syria's largest oilfield, cutting off President Bashar al-Assad's access to almost all local crude reserves, activists said. ...
Angry Storm at Schlumberger Rumaila Oilfield Camp
Angry Storm at Schlumberger Rumaila Oilfield Camp Iraq >> 11/11/2013 - Dozens of angry Shi'ite Muslim workers and tribesmen stormed a Schlumberger Ltd camp at one of Iraq's main oilfields and wrecked offices after accusing a foreign security adviser of insulting their re...
Baker Hughes Declares Force Majeure in Iraq
Baker Hughes Declares Force Majeure in Iraq Iraq >> 11/11/2013 - Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI) announced that a protest incident by local residents occurred last Saturday at a subsidiary's facility near Basrah, Iraq. No injuries were suffered and the facility was...
Bombs Target North Iraq Oilfield, Exports Unaffected
Iraq >> 10/26/2013 - A bomb exploded close to a pipeline carrying crude from a major oilfield near Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk, according to security and oil sources who said exports to Turkey were not affected. ...
Six Killed in Sudan Clashes after Fuel Subsidies Cut
Sudan >> 9/25/2013 - Six Sudanese protesters were killed in clashes with security forces on a third day of unrest over a cut in fuel subsidies, medics and relatives said. Protesters torched cars and petrol stations and th...
Iraq Asks Kurds to Link New Oil Pipeline to Its Network
Iraq Asks Kurds to Link New Oil Pipeline to Its Network Iraq >> 9/24/2013 - Iraq's central government has asked the autonomous Kurdish region to connect its new oil pipeline with one from Kirkuk to Ceyhan in Turkey in a way that allows Baghdad to measure crude flows, Iraq's d...
Iraq's Southern Oil Output Cut Due to Leak
Iraq >> 9/16/2013 - Iraq has had to cut oil production in the south of the country due to a pipeline leak, two industry sources said. One of the sources said production had been cut by at least 450,000 barrels per day (b...
Oil Hits Two Weeks Low as Syria Tensions Ease
Syria >> 9/11/2013 - Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic fell by more than $2 a barrel on Tuesday as Syria accepted a Russian proposal to give up its chemical weapons, easing concerns about the potential for U.S. mil...
Bomb Attacks Halt Kirkuk-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline
Iraq >> 8/21/2013 - Two bomb attacks halted the flow of crude oil through a pipeline running from Iraq's Kirkuk oil fields to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan in Turkey, causing severe damage, two Iraqi oil officials sai...
Conflicting Reports on Qatar Natural Gas Supply Deal
Egypt >> 8/20/2013 - Conflicting statements from petroleum sector officials over the supply of 13 liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments from Qatar have raised questions over a potential suspension of the Gulf state’s supp...
Iraq-Turkey Oil Pipeline Bombed
Iraq >> 8/16/2013 - A bomb attack halted the flow of crude oil through a pipeline running from Iraq's Kirkuk oil fields to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan in Turkey, two Iraqi oil officials said. ...
Iraq Kirkuk Oil Flow to Turkey Halted
Iraq >> 8/13/2013 - A bomb attack stopped oil flows through the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline linking Iraq to Turkey early, Iraqi oil officials said. The stoppage started at around 0230 GMT. The pipeline has been repeatedly att...
Oil Up on Supply Problems in Libya & Iraq
Iraq >> 8/13/2013 - Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic rose for a third straight session because of worries over supplies from OPEC nations Libya and Iraq. ...
Libya's Two Largest Export Terminals Closed Again
Libya >> 8/12/2013 - Striking security guards again halted loadings at Libya's two largest crude oil export terminals, Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, after operations had resumed briefly following a two-week outage, trading and ...
Blast Disables Iraqi Domestic Gas Pipeline
Iraq >> 8/2/2013 - An explosion and fire disabled a pipeline carrying gas from Iraq's northern oilfields to power stations, the oil ministry said. ...
Bomb Attack Halts Flow Through Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline
Iraq >> 7/28/2013 - A bomb attack halted crude flow through the pipeline running from Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan in Turkey, officials at Iraq's North Oil Company (NOC) said. ...
Egypt Militants Bomb Gas Pipeline to Jordan
Egypt Militants Bomb Gas Pipeline to Jordan Egypt >> 7/7/2013 - Attackers in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula bombed a gas pipeline to Jordan on Sunday, witnesses said, amid a surge in attacks on police and soldiers since Islamist president Mohammed Mursi's ouster. ...
BP and BG Group Withdraw Expat Staff from Egypt
Egypt >> 7/6/2013 - BP said it had withdrawn about 60 people, leaving only 40 essential expat workers in the country. BG Group, which usually has about 150 expat staff and dependents in Egypt, said it had withdrawn about...
Israel Can Tap Lebanese Gas Resources
Lebanon >> 7/5/2013 - Lebanon's energy minister said that Israel has the technical ability to draw from Lebanese underwater gas fields, and called for an urgent parliamentary session to define gas exploration plans and blo...
Revolution Part 2: The Fall of Mohamed Morsi
Revolution Part 2: The Fall of Mohamed Morsi Egypt >> 7/3/2013 - Today's milestone marks a new phase in the Egyptian revolution, one which many had awaited since Mubarak stepped down in February 2011. The statement, read out by military chief-of-staff Abdel-Fattah ...
Protesters Briefly Halt Loading at Libyan Refinery
Libya >> 7/3/2013 - Protesters calling for salaries targeted a major refinery in western Libya on Wednesday, stopping the loading of trucks carrying fuel to the capital but not affecting refining operations, two industry...
Leak Halts Flow at Iraq's Kirkuk-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline
Iraq >> 6/19/2013 - Oil flow through Iraq's Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline was halted on Tuesday evening due to a leak on a rusty section of the pipeline, an Iraqi oil official said. ...
Sudanese Oil Pipeline in Abyei Area Explodes
Sudanese Oil Pipeline in Abyei Area Explodes Sudan >> 6/13/2013 - Sudan said that rebels based in South Sudan had attacked a pipeline in its Diffra oil field, causing an explosion and fire that lasted for several hours. ...
Iraq Police Avert Bomb Attack on North Oilfield
Iraq Police Avert Bomb Attack on North Oilfield Iraq >> 6/10/2013 - Iraqi police defused bombs planted at two oil wells near the northern city of Kirkuk, according to security and oil sources, who said exports to the Ceyhan port in Turkey were not affected. ...
Iraq's Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline Bombed
Iraq >> 6/5/2013 - Iraq's Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline has been hit by bombs, but crude supplies were unaffected because there was sufficient oil available in storage, oil ministry officials said. ...
Protesters Halt Oil Exports from Libyan Terminal Again
Libya >> 5/15/2013 - Oil exports from Libya's eastern port of Zueitina have been halted by protesters who stormed the terminal, forcing workers to leave their positions, three industry sources on Wednesday. ...
Protests Heat Up Near Iraq's West Qurna 2 Oilfield
Protests Heat Up Near Iraq's West Qurna 2 Oilfield Iraq >> 4/16/2013 - Hundreds of local protesters blocked a main entrance of Iraq's giant southern West Qurna-2 oilfield, operated by Russia's LUKOIL, demanding jobs in a sign of the growing challenges facing foreign firm...
Gunmen Attack Iraq's Akkas Gas Field
Gunmen Attack Iraq's Akkas Gas Field Iraq >> 4/1/2013 - Gunmen attacked a contracting company in Iraq's Akkas gasfield, killing at least three local workers and kidnapping two more before burning their camp in the remote western desert. ...
Syrian Rebels Set Fire to Three Eastern Oil Wells
Syrian Rebels Set Fire to Three Eastern Oil Wells Syria >> 3/31/2013 - Syrian rebels have set three oil wells in the east of the country ablaze, causing a daily loss of nearly 5,000 barrels of oil and 52,000 cubic meters of gas, state media quoted an oil ministry officia...
South Sudan Says 150 Killed in Battle with Rebels
South Sudan Says 150 Killed in Battle with Rebels South Sudan >> 3/28/2013 - More than 150 people have been killed in a battle between South Sudan's army and insurgents in the eastern Jonglei state, officials said. The African country's army earlier this month launched an offe...
Strike Halts Some Drilling at Libya's Jallo Field
Libya >> 3/25/2013 - A truck drivers' strike has halted some drilling at an oilfield of Libya's Waha Oil, a union source said on Monday, the latest a number of disruptions to the industry that provides the lion's share of...
Protesters Target Field Belonging to Libya's Waha Oil
Libya >> 3/14/2013 - Protesters blocked the entrance to an oilfield belonging to Libya's Waha Oil, preventing contractors from working there, industry sources said, the latest disruption in the industry providing the lion...
Jobs Protesters Break into Iraq's West Qurna-2 Field
Iraq >> 3/4/2013 - Hundreds of protesters demanding jobs broke into Iraq's giant southern West Qurna-2 oilfield and wrecked offices, police and employees at the field said. ...
Protesters Block Cairo-Alex Road Due to Fuel Shortages
Egypt >> 2/20/2013 - Trains between Cairo and Alexandria and road traffic on the Agricultural Road linking the two cities were brought to a complete stand-still on Wednesday morning by around 700 workers in the clay-brick...
Bomb Attack Causes Fire in Iraq Fuel Pipeline Again
Iraq >> 2/20/2013 - A bomb set fire to a pipeline carrying fuel oil from Iraq's largest refinery to a province north of Baghdad, the second attack in less than a week on the same pipeline, the oil ministry said. ...
Bomb Disables Iraq Fuel Oil Pipeline
Iraq >> 2/17/2013 - Attackers bombed and disabled a pipeline carrying fuel oil from Iraq's largest refinery to a province north of Baghdad, the oil ministry said. ...
Tunisia Deploys Special Units to Protect O&G Fields
Tunisia >> 1/29/2013 - Tunisia has sent special combat units to its borders with Algeria and Libya to protect its oil and gas installations against potential attacks from Islamist militants, the state news agency said. ...
Militants Attack Oil Pipeline in Algeria
Algeria >> 1/28/2013 - Suspected Islamist militants attacked an oil pipeline in northern Algeria on Monday, killing two guards and wounding seven other people, a security source told Reuters. ...
Winstar Reports Production Interruption in Southern Tunisia
Tunisia >> 1/28/2013 - Winstar Resources Ltd reports that approximately 1,100 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“boepd”) (of a total 1,300 boepd of net production) derived from its 100% owned and operated Sanhrar, Chouech ...
Residents of North Sinai Protest of Gas Shortages
Egypt >> 1/27/2013 - Protesters cut off vital roads in the “cave region” of central Sinai, expressing anger over gas shortages after the recent implementation of the government’s voucher draining system program. ...
Algeria Siege: 37 Foreigners Died
Algeria Siege: 37 Foreigners Died Algeria >> 1/21/2013 - Algeria's Prime Minister has said 37 foreigners of eight nationalities and one Algerian worker were killed during the hostage crisis at a gas plant. PM Abdelmalek Sellal said 29 of the militants who o...
Algeria Hostage Toll Rises with Japanese Deaths
Algeria Hostage Toll Rises with Japanese Deaths Algeria >> 1/17/2013 - The hostage death toll from a four-day siege at an Algerian gas plant deep in the Sahara has risen to almost 60, with at least nine Japanese nationals also reported killed in an attack claimed by a ve...
Emergency Situation at In Amenas Facility in Algeria
Emergency Situation at In Amenas Facility in Algeria Algeria >> 1/16/2013 - On Wednesday morning Norwegian time Statoil was notified of a serious situation involving an attack on the In Amenas gas production facility in Algeria. Statoil will provide additional information whe...
Libya to Secure Oil Ports after Disruptions
Libya >> 1/9/2013 - Libya's oil ministry has reached agreement with the country's army chief and defence and interior ministries to secure exporting terminals, Oil Minister Abdelbari Al-Arusi said, after several protests...
Protests Hit Libya's Zueitina Oil Exports
Libya >> 1/8/2013 - Libya's eastern Zueitina oil terminal remains closed, and no crude has been shipped out since the start of January due to local protests that began in December, Libyan and trading sources said. ...
Libyan Protesters Shut Down Oil Port in Al-Zuweitina
Libya >> 12/26/2012 - Protests have forced a major oil port in eastern Libya to shut down its operations for a fourth day, the deputy oil minister said on Wednesday. Al-Zuweitina Oil port, 790 km east of Tripoli, receives ...
Refinery Protest Causes Petrol Shortage in Tripoli
Refinery Protest Causes Petrol Shortage in Tripoli Libya >> 11/5/2012 - Protests outside western Libya's main oil refinery shut down operations for a second day on Monday, causing long queues at petrol stations in the capital Tripoli, a refinery spokesman said. ...
Syria Rebels Seize Oilfield, Down Warplane
Syria Rebels Seize Oilfield, Down Warplane Iraq >> 11/4/2012 - Rebels seized a major oilfield and shot down a warplane in eastern Syria, a watchdog said, notching up new battlefield successes even as the opposition met in Qatar under US pressure for a makeover. ...
Oil State Capital Attacked Again in Sudan
Oil State Capital Attacked Again in Sudan Sudan >> 10/10/2012 - Insurgents said they had shelled the main city in Sudan's oil-producing South Kordofan state, the second attack on the city this week. Sudan's army has been battling SPLM-North insurgents in South Kor...
Sudan Clashes with Rebels & Seizes Area Close to S. Sudan
Sudan Clashes with Rebels & Seizes Area Close to S. Sudan Sudan >> 9/20/2012 - Sudan's armed forces have clashed with rebels and seized an area close to the disputed border with South Sudan, a state-linked news website said, fuelling uncertainty over the final stage of peace tal...
Indian Truck, Bus Drivers to Strike Over Diesel Prices
India >> 9/18/2012 - Tens of thousands of Indian truck and bus drivers are to go on strike on Thursday after the country's top transport union announced a stoppage to protest a recent hike in the price of diesel. ...
Sinai Gas Pipeline Blown up for Fifteenth Time
Egypt >> 7/22/2012 - For the fifteenth time since the January 25 Revolution, a gas pipeline used to carry gas through Sinai into Israel and Jordan was blown up early Sunday. The attack, taking place in El-Khoroba area in ...
Yemen LNG Confirms Restart of Normal Operations
Yemen >> 5/23/2012 - Yemen LNG Company confirms that it has restarted normal operations on 23rd May, after pipeline repair.
Militants Blow up Yemen Gas Pipeline Again
Yemen >> 5/14/2012 - Suspected Islamist militants blew up a gas pipeline in eastern Yemen for the third time in recent months as the government ratcheted up its campaign against al Qaeda linked insurgents in the south. Th...
Production Restarts at Sudan's Heglig Oil Field
Production Restarts at Sudan's Heglig Oil Field Sudan >> 5/2/2012 - Sudan said the Heglig oilfield, scene of intense fighting with South Sudan last month, has been repaired and has started pumping oil. The two countries have been embroiled in weeks of fighting along t...
South Sudan Says Sudan Bombs Oil Region
Sudan >> 4/30/2012 - South Sudan said Sudanese war planes bombed an oil region in the newly independent state, a day after Khartoum declared a state of emergency in some border areas as tensions showed no signs of abating...
South Sudan To Pull Out of Border Region
Sudan >> 4/29/2012 - South Sudan has told the United Nations it will pull all police out of a disputed region on its border with Sudan and is committed to halting all fighting with its northern neighbor, but Khartoum decl...
Iraq's Dispute with Kurds an Internal Affair
Iraq's Dispute with Kurds an Internal Affair Iraq >> 4/26/2012 - A simmering dispute between Iraq's central government and the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan is an internal affair, a top Baghdad official said, in an implicit rebuff of U.S. efforts to broker a ...
Yemen LNG Confirms Pipeline Sabotage
Yemen LNG Confirms Pipeline Sabotage Yemen >> 4/26/2012 - Yemen LNG confirms the sabotage of the 38 inch gas pipeline that links the block 18 to the Balhaf terminal on the Gulf of Aden. The explosion occurred at 22h20 on 26th April in a desertic zone at 260 ...
Protesters Try to Shut Libya's Top Oil Firm Agoco
Libya >> 4/24/2012 - Protesters gathered outside the offices of Libya's largest oil company for a second day on Tuesday and blocked the entrance as they demanded more transparency over how the country's new rulers are spe...
Sudan Bombs South Sudan Border Area
Sudan Bombs South Sudan Border Area Sudan >> 4/23/2012 - Sudan carried out airstrikes on South Sudan, killing three people near an oil town, residents and military officials said, three days after South Sudan pulled out of a disputed oil field. A Reuters re...
S.Sudan Says Troops Bombed during Flashpoint Pullout
Sudan >> 4/21/2012 - South Sudan accused its neighbour Sudan of bombing its troops as they pulled out of the disputed oil region of Heglig, dampening already faint hopes of any imminent settlement between the bitter foes....
South Sudan Troops to Quit Heglig Area
South Sudan Troops to Quit Heglig Area Sudan >> 4/21/2012 - South Sudan said it would withdraw its troops from the disputed Heglig oil region more than a week after seizing it from Sudan, pulling the countries back from the brink of a full-blown war. Sudan qui...
UN Chief Says S.Sudan Infringing on Sudan Sovereignty
Sudan >> 4/19/2012 - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon termed South Sudan's seizure of a disputed oil field in Sudan an "illegal act" and called on both countries to stop border clashes spiraling into war as the United States warned...
Sudan's Bashir Vows to Liberate South Sudan
Sudan >> 4/18/2012 - Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir vowed to "liberate" South Sudan from its ruling party, a sharp escalation of rhetoric after fierce border clashes that edged the East African neighbours closer ...
Sudan and South Sudan Locked in a Logic of War
Sudan >> 4/17/2012 - Sudan and South Sudan are "locked in a logic of war", the UN Security Council (UNSC) has been told. The two countries are fighting over their disputed border, with Sudan trying to remove South Sudan f...
Sudan Denies its Warplanes Bombed Disputed Oilfield
Sudan Denies its Warplanes Bombed Disputed Oilfield Sudan >> 4/16/2012 - Sudan denied its warplanes had bombed an oilfield seized by forces from South Sudan and blamed the south for any damage to the facility during fighting that has raged since last week. South Sudan's In...
U.N. Council Demands End to Sudan & S. Sudan Clashes
Sudan >> 4/12/2012 - The U.N. Security Council demanded that Sudan and South Sudan stop border clashes which it said threatened to return the east African neighbors to a full-scale war. A statement from the 15-nation body...
South Sudan Refuses to Withdraw Troops from Oilfield
South Sudan Refuses to Withdraw Troops from Oilfield Sudan >> 4/12/2012 - The President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, has said he will not withdraw his troops from the Heglig oilfield on its disputed border with Sudan. Speaking in parliament, Mr Kiir defied calls from the UN ...
Sudan Says South Sudan Controls Heglig Oil Field
Sudan Says South Sudan Controls Heglig Oil Field Sudan >> 4/10/2012 - Sudan says its largest oil field is now controlled by South Sudan's army. A Sudanese military spokesman told the BBC its forces had been defeated outside Heglig, and retreated north. South Sudan said ...
Egypt Gas Pipeline to Israel Bombed for 14th Time
Egypt Gas Pipeline to Israel Bombed for 14th Time Egypt >> 4/9/2012 - An explosion hit the Egyptian pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan for the 14th time since the uprising against President Hosni Mubarak began last year, security sources said. The blast took pla...
ExxonMobil workers strike to get permanent contracts
ExxonMobil workers strike to get permanent contracts Egypt >> 4/7/2012 - A strike staged by around 100 workers of ExxonMobil factory in 10th of Ramadan City entered its fourth day on Saturday. Protesters have been demanding permanent contracts. Workers told Ahram Online ov...
Yemen Militants Claim Second Revenge Pipeline Bombing
Yemen Militants Claim Second Revenge Pipeline Bombing Yemen >> 4/3/2012 - Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for blowing up an oil pipeline in Yemen late, the second such attack in four days launched in revenge for a U.S. drone strike that killed five suspected ...
Sudan and South Sudan Armies Clash in Oil War
Sudan and South Sudan Armies Clash in Oil War Sudan >> 3/26/2012 - Clashes erupted between Sudan and South Sudan's armed forces, both sides said, prompting Sudan's president to suspend a planned meeting on resolving the countries' bitter disputes over oil and border ...
New Fuel Crisis Cripples Egypt's Traffic
New Fuel Crisis Cripples Egypt's Traffic Egypt >> 3/21/2012 - Egypt is facing a fuel crisis for the second time in 2012 as petrol supplies dry up and long queues of automobiles snake from the country's petrol stations causing traffic problems in surrounding stre...
Syria's Deputy Oil Minister Defects
Syria's Deputy Oil Minister Defects Syria >> 3/7/2012 - Syrian Deputy Oil Minister Abdo Hussameldin has announced his defection on You Tube, becoming the first high-ranking civilian official to abandon President Bashar al-Assad since the uprising against h...
Pipeline Supplies Israel Shut Down After 13th Attack
Pipeline Supplies Israel Shut Down After 13th Attack Egypt >> 3/5/2012 - Ampal-American Israel Corporation, a holding company in the business of acquiring and managing interests in various businesses, announced that it has been advised by East Mediterranean Gas Co. ("EMG")...
Explosion Hits Oil Pipeline in Eastern Syria
Explosion Hits Oil Pipeline in Eastern Syria Syria >> 3/5/2012 - An explosion hit an oil pipeline near the town of Quraiya in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zor as Syrian troops began a military operation in the region, opposition activists said. They said a b...
India refuses government guarantee on Syria oil imports
India refuses government guarantee on Syria oil imports Syria >> 3/3/2012 - India has refused to provide its sovereign guarantee for oil imports from Syria, two government sources said, frustrating refiners looking for alternative sources of crude to hedge against possible su...
Oil Pipeline Sabotaged by Armed Tribesmen in Yemen
Oil Pipeline Sabotaged by Armed Tribesmen in Yemen Yemen >> 3/2/2012 - An oil pipeline was attacked by armed Yemeni tribesmen in Maareb province, the Yemeni ministry of Interior said. The ministry said in a statement that the 150-kilometer-long pipeline was targeted in A...
Two Oil Wells Bombed in South Sudan
Two Oil Wells Bombed in South Sudan Sudan >> 3/1/2012 - South Sudan accused Khartoum of bombing two oil wells in the north of the new nation and moving troops and weaponry close to an army base near the poorly defined border. A Sudanese official denied the...
Libya Resumes Exploration Works Rises Crude Output
Libya Resumes Exploration Works Rises Crude Output Libya >> 2/27/2012 - Libya has resumed oil exploration activities, and its crude output has climbed to 1.4 million barrels per day, while gas production is now at 2.3 billion cubic feet per day, the National Oil Corporati...
Al Shabaab Says Extends Reach Into Somalia's Puntland
Somalia >> 2/25/2012 - An Islamist militia group in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region has merged with the al Shabaab rebel group, said the insurgents, a union which threatens to destabilize the relatively secure are...
4 Killed in Oil Company Explosion in Egypt
4 Killed in Oil Company Explosion in Egypt Egypt >> 2/23/2012 - An explosion occurred in one of the gas pipelines of Suez Company for petroleum manufacturing. A fire ignited due to the explosion. Four people had been killed and 8 injured. The fire was ultimately ...
Melrose 2011 Production in Egypt
Egypt >> 2/17/2012 - Melrose Resources plc, the oil and gas exploration, development and production company, reports annual production figures for 2011 and a summary of the Company's oil and gas reserves as at 31 December...
French Law Office Defend Egypt Gas Export to Israel
French Law Office Defend Egypt Gas Export to Israel Egypt >> 2/16/2012 - Israel is pressing charges against Egypt to the International Arbitration Court claiming that Egypt failed to meet gas export obligations through Eastern Mediterranean Company. Accordingly, the Egypti...
New Oil Pipeline Attack in Homs, Syria
New Oil Pipeline Attack in Homs, Syria Syria >> 2/15/2012 - Syrian government forces attacked the opposition strongholds of Homs and Hama and also raided a district of Damascus in the closest military operation to the capital's center since an uprising against...
Libya Extends Zueitina Oil Concession for 25 Years
Libya Extends Zueitina Oil Concession for 25 Years Libya >> 2/10/2012 - Libya has extended Zueitina Oil Company's concession to operate its oilfields for another 25 years, a document signed by Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib showed. The company, a subsidiary of Libya's ...
Explosion Rips Through Main Syrian Oil Pipeline
Explosion Rips Through Main Syrian Oil Pipeline Syria >> 2/6/2012 - An explosion ripped through an oil pipeline feeding a main refinery in the city of Homs on Monday and a plume of smoke was seen rising from the site, residents and activists said. ...
Croat INA Leaves Syria Gas Output to Local Staff
Croat INA Leaves Syria Gas Output to Local Staff Syria >> 2/6/2012 - Croatia's energy group INA said it had withdrawn most of its employees from its production fields in Syria, but output remains largely unaffected. ...
Blast hits Egypt's Gas Pipeline to Israel
Blast hits Egypt's Gas Pipeline to Israel Egypt >> 2/5/2012 - An explosion hit a gas pipeline running from Egypt to Israel on Sunday, witnesses and state television reported. The pipeline, which also supplies gas to Jordan, has come under attack at least 12 time...
Gulfsands Ceased Activities in Syria
Syria >> 2/2/2012 - Gulfsands Petroleum plc, the oil and gas production, exploration and development company with activities in Syria, Iraq, Tunisia, Italy and the U.S.A., wishes to provide the following corporate update...
Explosion Hits Oil Pipeline in Syrian City of Homs
Explosion Hits Oil Pipeline in Syrian City of Homs Syria >> 1/31/2012 - An explosion set on fire a crude oil pipeline feeding a Syrian oil refinery in the city of Homs on Tuesday, residents said. ...
Eni Says Output in Libya Back at 270,000 Bpd
Eni Says Output in Libya Back at 270,000 Bpd Libya >> 1/25/2012 - Italian oil and gas group Eni's output in Libya is back to pre-conflict levels of around 270,000 barrels per day, an Eni spokesman said. "Today our production is about 270,000 barrels per day," the sp...
KOC Brings Gas Leak, Fire Under Control
KOC Brings Gas Leak, Fire Under Control Kuwait >> 1/24/2012 - A gas leakage and fire occurred early near the 170 natural gas complex in Um Ghadir west of the country, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) reported, pointing out the situation was brought under control within ...
Syria Lost $2 Billion from Oil Sanctions
Syria >> 1/22/2012 - Western sanctions on Syrian oil exports have cost the country $2 billion (1 billion pounds) since September; Oil Minister Sufian Alao was quoted as saying. The official SANA news agency quoted Alao as...
Libya Clashes End with Prisoner Swap, Ceasefire
Libya Clashes End with Prisoner Swap, Ceasefire Libya >> 1/17/2012 - Rival Libyan fighters who clashed in towns south of Tripoli have settled their deadly dispute through a prisoner swap and agreed to a ceasefire, local officials said on Monday. "Last night (Sunday) we...
Chevron Provides Update on Rig Incident Offshore Nigeria
Chevron Provides Update on Rig Incident Offshore Nigeria Nigeria >> 1/17/2012 - Chevron Corporation said that an extensive search and rescue effort continues for two contractors who remain missing after yesterday's fire aboard the K.S. Endeavor, a drilling rig offshore Nigeria o...
Chevron Confirms Fire Incident on Rig Offshore Nigeria
Chevron Confirms Fire Incident on Rig Offshore Nigeria Nigeria >> 1/16/2012 - Chevron Corporation reports that its subsidiary, Chevron Nigeria Limited, is working to contain a fire that ignited early this morning aboard the K.S. Endeavor, a drilling rig offshore Nigeria operate...
Libya NTC Says to Review Investments Worldwide
Libya NTC Says to Review Investments Worldwide Libya >> 1/7/2012 - Libya will review its investments in the Arab world, Africa, and elsewhere, and it will make major agricultural and property investments in neighbouring Sudan, the chairman of its ruling National Tran...
Nigerians Protest End of Subsidies and Fuel Price
Nigerians Protest End of Subsidies and Fuel Price Nigeria >> 1/4/2012 - Protesters shut petrol stations, formed human barriers along motorways and hijacked buses in Nigeria's biggest city Lagos in anger at the shock doubling of fuel prices, and one demonstrator was report...
Nigeria Unions Call for Fuel Subsidy Strike, Protest
Nigeria Unions Call for Fuel Subsidy Strike, Protest Nigeria >> 1/4/2012 - Nigerian trade unions threatened to call a national strike and shut down large parts of the country's oil industry from next week, if the government failed to restore a scrapped fuel subsidy. The gove...
Tatneft Halts Syrian Operations
Syria >> 12/23/2011 - Russian oil company Tatneft has halted work in Syria, citing instability in the country, after foreign oil companies including Royal Dutch Shell also stopped operating there due to Europen Union sanct...
Total Expects to See Pre-War Libya Oil Output Soon
Total Expects to See Pre-War Libya Oil Output Soon Libya >> 12/20/2011 - French oil major Total expects its oil production in Libya to return to pre-war levels as soon as next month, a company executive told Reuters. ...
Libya Delays Plans to Restart Largest Refinery
Libya Delays Plans to Restart Largest Refinery Libya >> 12/19/2011 - Libya's National Oil Company (NOC) has delayed plans to restart its largest refinery at Ras Lanuf by at least a month, a senior source told Reuters, as the plant remains cut off from a steady supply o...
Gas Pipeline to Jordan & Israel Blow Up for 10th Time
Gas Pipeline to Jordan & Israel Blow Up for 10th Time Egypt >> 12/18/2011 - Egypt's gas pipeline, which supplies gas to Israel, has been blown up for the tenth time this year. Saboteurs attacked the pipeline near the El-Sabeel Station in El Arish at dawn. The last attack took...
Gulfsands Halts its Operations in Syria
Syria >> 12/12/2011 - Gulfsands Petroleum plc, the oil and gas production, exploration and Development Company with activities in Syria, Iraq, Tunisia, Italy and the U.S.A., wishes to provide the following update on the Eu...
Explosion Rips Through Syria Gas Pipeline
Syria >> 12/12/2011 - An explosion ripped through a gas pipeline near the town of Rastan in the central Syrian province of Homs and fire was seen rising from the site, a witness said, the second reported blast at an energy...
Suncor Energy Announces Withdrawal from Syria
Syria >> 12/11/2011 - Suncor Energy reported that it has declared force majeure under its contractual obligations and is suspending its operations with the General Petroleum Corporation (GPC) in Syria. These actions are ta...
Minister of Oil and Gas visit to AGOCO
Minister of Oil and Gas visit to AGOCO Libya >> 12/10/2011 - HE Minister of Oil and Gas, Mr. Abdul Rahman Binyeaza visited on Friday, 09/12/2011 the fields of Messla and sareir which belonging to the Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO), he was accompanied by Mr....
Syrian Crude Oil Pipeline Bombed
Syria >> 12/8/2011 - A Syrian pipeline carrying crude from oilfields in the east of the country was blown up near the restive city of Homs, according to anti-government activists and the official news agency SANA. Clouds ...
Syria Sanctions Update
Syria >> 12/5/2011 - Gulfsands Petroleum plc, the oil and gas production, exploration and development company with activities in Syria, Iraq, Tunisia, Italy and the U.S.A., wish to provide the following update on the Euro...
French Oil Co. Total Suspends Operation in Syria
Syria >> 12/5/2011 - French oil giant Total announced it was suspending its operations in Syria to be in conformity with European Union sanctions against that country. Total confirmed reports of the suspension but it note...
Pre-War Libyan Output Back at End of 2012
Pre-War Libyan Output Back at End of 2012 Libya >> 11/30/2011 - Libya's target of reaching pre-war oil output levels by the end of 2012 is feasible, the country's new oil minister, Abdulrahman Ben Yazza, told Reuters. The former head of a joint venture with Italy'...
Egypt Gas Pipeline Blown Up Hours Before Key Election
Egypt Gas Pipeline Blown Up Hours Before Key Election Egypt >> 11/28/2011 - Saboteurs blew up a pipeline that supplies gas to Israel, the official MENA news agency reported, just hours before the first election since Hosni Mubarak was ousted. Masked gunmen planted explosives ...
Sinai Gas Pipeline was Attacked for The 8th Time
Sinai Gas Pipeline was Attacked for The 8th Time Egypt >> 11/26/2011 - Several masked saboteurs in Sinai bombed a portion of the natural gas pipeline between Egypt, Israel and Jordan for the eighth time. The blast caused little damage and did not start a fire because lit...
Vitol, Glencore Win Libyan Oil Products Tender
Vitol, Glencore Win Libyan Oil Products Tender Libya >> 11/24/2011 - Trading giants Vitol and Glencore have won tenders to supply oil products to Libya's government until the end of the year in a move that rivals said was increasing their chances to snap lucrative deal...
Libya New Oil Minister Ben Yezza
Libya New Oil Minister Ben Yezza Libya >> 11/23/2011 - Libya’s newly appointed oil minister headed a commission that oversaw the bidding for drilling rights by international oil companies, and was chairman of an Eni SpA (ENI) Libya joint venture in the co...
MOPCO Suspends Operations at Nitrogen Facility
MOPCO Suspends Operations at Nitrogen Facility Egypt >> 11/15/2011 - Agrium confirmed that MOPCO management has suspended operations at the MOPCO nitrogen facility in Damietta, Egypt, due to local demonstrations. MOPCO is majority owned by the Egyptian government. Agri...
Sharaf Shuts Down Damietta's MOPCO Plant
Sharaf Shuts Down Damietta's MOPCO Plant Egypt >> 11/13/2011 - Egypt’s prime minister, Essam Sharaf, has issued a decision to shut down operations in the disputed MOBCO factory in Damietta, according to Damietta Governor Mohamed Ali Felefel. ...
Egypt Makes Arrest in Pipeline Attacks
Egypt Makes Arrest in Pipeline Attacks Egypt >> 11/13/2011 - Egyptian police arrested a leading member of an armed Islamist group suspected of involvement in pipeline bombings that have disrupted gas supplies to Israel and Jordan, Egypt's state news agency repo...
Libya's El Feel Restarts Production
Libya >> 11/12/2011 - Production has restarted at Eni's largest oilfield in Libya, known as Elephant because of its size, pumping 40,000 barrels per day (bpd), Hussein Abuseliana, field manager at the site said. "Productio...
OMV Production After Libya’s Conflict
OMV Production After Libya’s Conflict Libya >> 11/11/2011 - The first nine months of this year have been dominated by the consequences of the political turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East, which have led to major production shortages from Libya and Yem...
Blasts Hit Egypt Gas Pipeline to Israel, Jordan
Blasts Hit Egypt Gas Pipeline to Israel, Jordan Egypt >> 11/10/2011 - An Egyptian pipeline sending gas to Israel and Jordan was hit by two explosions early Thursday, Egypt's security services and the official news agency said. A first blast occurred around 1:00 am (2300...
Libya Vets Big Fuel Import Deals in Istanbul
Libya Vets Big Fuel Import Deals in Istanbul Turkey >> 11/5/2011 - Libya plans to purchase nearly three million tonnes of gasoline alone, worth close to $3 billion at current prices. Across a plush hotel lobby, highly focussed competing teams from big oil companies s...
Total Sees Libya Onshore Oil Production Q1 2012
Total Sees Libya Onshore Oil Production Q1 2012 Libya >> 11/4/2011 - French oil company Total says it expects onshore production to start in Libya early next year and it was not renegotiating oil contracts with the new government after late leader Muammar Gaddafi was o...
Mellitah Restarts Production from Sabratha Platform
Libya >> 11/2/2011 - Eni announces that Mellitah Oil & Gas, the Joint Venture operating company (NOC 50%, Eni 50%) in Libya, has restarted gas production from the offshore platform of Sabratha. Production will start at 4...
Libya's Oil Exports to Jump to 350,000 Bopd In Nov
Libya's Oil Exports to Jump to 350,000 Bopd In Nov Libya >> 10/30/2011 - Libya's crude oil exports will jump to almost 350,000 barrels per day in November, more than double the volume sold the previous month, sources at the National Oil Company (NOC) told Reuters in an int...
Oil Pumped to North Libya from South Repsol Field
Libya >> 10/25/2011 - Engineers working at a Repsol oilfield in southwestern Libya have managed to pump crude to refineries in the north of the country for the first time since the end of the conflict, an official with the...
Libyan Oil Flows Rise as Spain Restarts Output
Libya >> 10/25/2011 - Libya's oil output has risen to 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) boosted by fresh flows from Spain's El Sharara field, the interim oil and finance minister said. "As of an hour ago we are up to 500,000 b...
Egypt Says Pumping Gas to Israel, Jordan
Egypt Says Pumping Gas to Israel, Jordan Egypt >> 10/24/2011 - Egypt is now pumping gas to Jordan and Israel after disruption caused by an attack on a pipeline, the chairman of state-owned EGAS said. "It is being pumped now," Chairman Hassan al-Mahdy told reporte...
EMG's Gas Supply to Israel Has Resumed
EMG's Gas Supply to Israel Has Resumed Egypt >> 10/23/2011 - Ampal-American Israel Corporation, a holding company in the business of acquiring and managing interests in various businesses, announced that it was advised by East Mediterranean Gas Co. ("EMG"), in ...
Expert Predicts Lower Oil Prices After Gaddafi''s Death
Expert Predicts Lower Oil Prices After Gaddafi''s Death Libya >> 10/21/2011 - The recent killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is likely to lead to high demand for oil due to a possible swift resumption of Libyan oil production, thus causing lower oil prices, according to a ...
Waha Oil Workers Protest for A Seventh Week
Waha Oil Workers Protest for A Seventh Week Libya >> 10/19/2011 - Workers at Waha Oil, which accounted for around a quarter of Libya's prewar oil output, extended protests for a seventh week after the oil and finance ministry overturned an agreement to remove the co...
Oil Price to Rise Without Mideast Investment
Oil Price to Rise Without Mideast Investment Libya >> 10/18/2011 - A reluctance to invest in energy infrastructure in Middle Eastern and North African countries, partially because of unrest in the region, could drive up oil prices, an economist warned Tuesday. Fatih ...
Kulczyk Oil Ventures Suspends Operations in Syria
Syria >> 10/17/2011 - Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc. announces that Loon Latakia Limited (Loon Latakia), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of KOV, has suspended current operations in Syria. As a result of KOV suspending its ...
Eni starts production in Libya
Libya >> 10/15/2011 - Eni started re-opening production in Abu- Attifel. A first batch of five wells was successfully re-opened to production with about 30,000 bpd yesterday. In the next 48 – 72 hours other wells will be r...
NOC and Eni Restart Greenstream Pipeline
Libya >> 10/13/2011 - NOC (National Oil Corporation) Libya and Eni through Greenstream BV Libyan Branch, the gas transportation Joint Venture Company (NOC 50%, Eni 50%), have initiated testing activities for the release of...
Libya Says Oil Output to Hit 1 Million Bpd
Libya >> 10/12/2011 - Production from a Libyan oil field will restart within days and the country should be able to pump 1 million barrels per day (bpd) within a year, the interim oil and finance minister said. ...
EMG to File Complaints Against Egypt Over Supply Halt
Egypt >> 10/11/2011 - The company in charge of exporting Egyptian natural gas to Israel will submit complaints for international arbitration against the Egyptian government for halting the gas supply, company sources said....
Egypt's Gas Exports to Jordan Might Resume in 2 Weeks
Egypt's Gas Exports to Jordan Might Resume in 2 Weeks Egypt >> 10/9/2011 - Following the sabatoge explosion on 27 September in Egypt's Sinai that cut off gas supply to Jordan, it is expected to resume in two weeks. Egyptian authorities informed Jordan's energy minister that ...
Libyan Oil Export Flow a Trickle, Not a Gush
Libya >> 10/7/2011 - Libya's prized light, sweet oil is trickling slowly onto the global spot market but demand from domestic refiners, production glitches and an internal struggle for control of the sector means it is un...
Eni Fears Largest Libyan Oilfield is in Ruins
Libya >> 10/5/2011 - Italian oil major Eni fears its largest oilfield in Libya, known as Elephant, may be in ruins, which could dash hopes of a speedy return of Libyan supplies to global markets after months of war. "One ...
Sonde Lifts Force Majeure on 7th of November Block
Sonde Lifts Force Majeure on 7th of November Block Libya >> 10/5/2011 - Sonde Resources Corp. (Sonde) announces that on August 31, 2011, the Government of Canada repealed its unilateral sanctions against Libya, and further amended the Regulations Implementing the United N...
Canada Bars New Investment in Syrian Oil Sector
Syria >> 10/4/2011 - Canada announced it was banning new investment in Syria's oil sector as part of a fresh sanctions package but it was not immediately clear whether Suncor's (SU.TO) Syrian operations would be affected....
Fresh attack on Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel
Fresh attack on Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel Egypt >> 9/27/2011 - A fresh attack overnight on a pipeline delivering gas from Egypt to Israel left one person injured, witnesses and Egyptian security sources said. At least three gunmen in a van opened fire on a gas in...
Eni Restarts Production in Libya At Abu-Attifel
Eni Restarts Production in Libya At Abu-Attifel Libya >> 9/26/2011 - Eni restarts production in fifteen Libyan wells in Abu-Attifel, located at 300 km south of Benghazi. At present, the production level is approximately 31.900 Bopd. In the coming days, other wells will...
Total Says Al-Jurf Field in Libya Has Restarted
Libya >> 9/23/2011 - French oil company Total said on Friday production at its Al-Jurf offshore field in Libya had restarted, earlier than expected. "The information that we have received allows us to confirm that produc...
Libya's NTC Says Allies Have "Priority" for Deals
Libya >> 9/15/2011 - Libya's provisional government said that its foreign allies during the war would have priority for future deals with the country and warned that some existing contracts would be subject to review for ...
Libya's Agoco raises Sarir field output to 160000 bpd
Libya >> 9/13/2011 - Libya's Arabian Gulf Oil Company (Agoco) said that production from the eastern oil field of Sarir has reached 160,000 barrels per day (bpd) and that it has started to send crude oil to the export term...
Gaddafi Forces Attack Refinery, Kill 15
Gaddafi Forces Attack Refinery, Kill 15 Libya >> 9/12/2011 - Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi attacked the front gate of Libya's largest oil refinery near the coastal town of Ras Lanuf on Monday, killing 15 guards and wounding two, witnesses said. "About 14 to 1...
ENI Chief Meets with Libyan NTC in Tripoli
ENI Chief Meets with Libyan NTC in Tripoli Libya >> 9/12/2011 - The business trip by Eni CEO Paolo Scaroni to Tripoli was held. During the trip, Eni's delegation met with top level officials of the Libyan NTC and the National Oil Company. In addition, the delegati...
Egypt and Jordan to Sign Modified Gas Agreement
Egypt and Jordan to Sign Modified Gas Agreement Egypt >> 9/11/2011 - A well-placed Jordanian source says a new natural gas agreement between Egypt and Jordan will be finalised and renegotiated prices announced next Thursday. The source, who requested anonymity, told Jo...
Libyan Oil Production to Resume in Days
Libyan Oil Production to Resume in Days Libya >> 9/10/2011 - Libya can resume oil production in just three to four days and will reach full pre-war output levels within a year, interim Oil and Finance Minister Ali Tarhouni said on Saturday. Oil production in th...
EU Moves Towards Ban on Syrian Oil Sector Investment
Syria >> 9/9/2011 - The European Union has moved closer to banning investment in Syria's oil industry to apply economic pressure on President Bashar al-Assad and his government, EU diplomats said on Friday, a week after ...
Libya Plans Shake-Up of Oil Sector
Libya Plans Shake-Up of Oil Sector Libya >> 9/8/2011 - Libya's interim government is drafting a proposal that would shrink the responsibilities of the National Oil Corp (NOC) to make it a purely commercial organisation, a member of the interim government ...
Repsol in Talks to Restart Libya Oil Operations
Libya >> 9/7/2011 - Spain's Repsol says executives are meeting in Libya with officials about the resumption of the firm's oil production and export operations. Company spokesman Kristian Rix says the meetings with Libya'...
Libya's NTC Sees Restart Misla, Sarir Oil Fields Soon
Libya's NTC Sees Restart Misla, Sarir Oil Fields Soon Libya >> 9/3/2011 - Libya's National Transitional Council expects to restart oil production at the Misla and Sarir oil fields in around 10 days time, the North African country's new oil minister Ali Tarhouni said on Satu...
Libya Says 5 Foreign Oil Firms Working to Restore Ops
Libya >> 9/2/2011 - Five international oil companies have returned to Libya and are working on getting operations running again, the head of the ruling interim council's stabilisation team, Aref Ali Nayed, said on Friday...
Eni signs Memorandum with the Libyan NTC
Eni signs Memorandum with the Libyan NTC Libya >> 8/29/2011 - Eni and the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC), which is recognized by Italy and the international community as a legitimate representative of the Libyan people, signed a Memorandum that stren...
Jordan, Egypt to Sign Natural Gas Deal
Jordan, Egypt to Sign Natural Gas Deal Egypt >> 8/28/2011 - New deal will place a greater premium on Egypt's natural gas, which supplies 80 per cent of Jordan's energy needs Jordan's energy czar says his country will sign an agreement with Egypt next month to ...
Libya Plans to Ship Crude from Tobruk by End-Sept
Libya Plans to Ship Crude from Tobruk by End-Sept Libya >> 8/28/2011 - Libya plans to restart production at two eastern oil fields in mid-September and resume shipping oil from Tobruk by the end of the same month, offering relief to European countries reliant on its impo...
ENI Leads Libya Oil Race; Russia, China May Lose Out
ENI Leads Libya Oil Race; Russia, China May Lose Out Libya >> 8/22/2011 - Italian oil company Eni led the charge back into Libya on Monday as rebels hailing the end of Muammar Gaddafi's rule warned Russian and Chinese firms that they may lose out on lucrative oil contracts ...
Brent Oil Down as Rebels Capture Most of Tripoli
Brent Oil Down as Rebels Capture Most of Tripoli Libya >> 8/22/2011 - Brent crude fell to near $106 a barrel Monday as Libyan rebels captured most of the country's capital, boosting hopes the OPEC nation's oil exports could resume soon. In London, Brent crude for Octobe...
Jordan Agrees to Raise Egyptian Gas Prices
Egypt >> 8/16/2011 - Israel claims that the current price of gas is on par with international levels and refuses to accept an increase, Jordan’s cabinet has agreed to raise the price of the natural gas it imports from Egy...
3 Firms are Winners to Transport Iraq Oil to Jordan
Iraq >> 8/14/2011 - A Jordanian transport company said it won the technical side of a bid, along with two other firms, to transport 10,000 tons of fuel oil from Iraq to Jordan every day, within an agreement signed betwee...
Libya Crisis Takes Toll on European Oil Groups
Libya Crisis Takes Toll on European Oil Groups Libya >> 8/10/2011 - Civil war shut off Libyan oil supplies to Austrian energy group OMV and Italian refiner Saras in the second quarter, driving down profits and clouding the outlook in the region. OMV said the unrest in...
Pipeline Attacks Force Israel Hike Electricity Bills
Pipeline Attacks Force Israel Hike Electricity Bills Israel >> 8/8/2011 - Months of disruption in Egyptian natural gas supplies are forcing Israel's state-owned electricity provider to raise its rates despite current public protests against living costs. Israel's government...
An Attempt to Damage EMG's Gas Pipeline Failed
An Attempt to Damage EMG's Gas Pipeline Failed Egypt >> 7/30/2011 - Ampal-American Israel Corporation, a holding company in the business of acquiring and managing interests in various businesses, announced that it has been advised by East Mediterranean Gas Co. ("EMG")...
Two Wanted Over Oil & Power Crisis Surrendered
Two Wanted Over Oil & Power Crisis Surrendered Yemen >> 7/30/2011 - Two wanted people over exploding and attacking oil pipelines and electricity towers have handed themselves over to Interior Ministry, security source said. ...
Syria Oil Pipeline Bombed by Saboteurs
Syria >> 7/29/2011 - Saboteurs blew up an oil export pipeline near the central Syrian city of Homs, the official Syrian news agency said. The explosion caused an unspecified amount of oil to leak from the pipeline, which ...
EMG Asks Permission to Resume Pumping Gas to Israel
EMG Asks Permission to Resume Pumping Gas to Israel Egypt >> 7/27/2011 - The East Mediterranean Gas (EMG), the company that exports Egyptian natural gas to Israel, has requested permission to resume pumping gas while negotiations continue on prices, Petroleum Ministry sour...
Yemeni Fuel & Diesel Shortage to End in Coming Days
Yemen >> 7/23/2011 - Minister of Industry and Commerce Hesham Sharaf said the severe shortage in oil derivatives in Yemen would end early next week. "The crisis of oil derivatives in the capital and a number of governorat...
Yemen Pipeline Working after Repairs
Yemen Pipeline Working after Repairs Yemen >> 7/19/2011 - The export pipeline from Marib to the Ras Issa facility on the Red Sea was repaired, the Oil and Minerals Ministry has said, adding that the pumping of crude oil through the country's main export pipe...
Yemen has Repaired Maarib Pipeline
Yemen has Repaired Maarib Pipeline Yemen >> 7/18/2011 - TransGlobe was advised on July 16th that the export pipeline from Marib to the Ras Issa facility on the Red Sea was repaired on July 15th. The operator of Block S-1 began shipping sales crude oil on J...
UAE to Donate 3 Million Barrels Oil to Yemen
United Arab Emirates >> 7/16/2011 - The United Arab Emirates has pledged 3 million barrels of oil to Yemen, which faces a fuel crisis due to attacks on a pipeline during widespread political unrest, a Yemeni deputy minister said. ...
Libya Cuts Off Italian Oil Company ENI Over Bombing
Libya Cuts Off Italian Oil Company ENI Over Bombing Libya >> 7/15/2011 - Libya's prime minister announced a "total halt" to cooperation with Italy, saying no future deals would be signed with energy group ENI because of Italy's participation in a NATO bombing campaign duri...
Security Council Recommends South Sudan as U.N Member
Security Council Recommends South Sudan as U.N Member Sudan >> 7/13/2011 - The Security Council formally recommended that newly independent South Sudan be admitted as a member of the United Nations. The General Assembly is expected to vote on Thursday to make the new African...
Syria Gas Pipelines Damaged by Fires
Syria Gas Pipelines Damaged by Fires Syria >> 7/13/2011 - Two explosions hit two minor gas pipelines in eastern Syria Wednesday, residents said, but the official state news agency said a pipeline had caught fire due to either dry weather conditions or a leak...
Blast Rocks Egypt Gas Pipeline Station
Blast Rocks Egypt Gas Pipeline Station Egypt >> 7/12/2011 - An explosion rocked an Egyptian gas pipeline distribution station in northern Sinai on Tuesday, the governor of Northern Sinai told state television. Nile television said the blast occurred east of th...
Sudan's President Bashir Announces Austerity Budget
Sudan's President Bashir Announces Austerity Budget Sudan >> 7/12/2011 - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has announced that he will introduce economic austerity measures following South Sudan's secession. Most of Sudan's oil lay in the south and the two countries have not...
Yemen Tribe to Allow Oil Pipeline Fixing
Yemen >> 7/12/2011 - Armed tribesmen who attacked Yemen's main oil pipeline in March have agreed to let the government move in the repair the key export pipeline, the tribe's leader said. ...
Egypt-Israel Gas Pipeline to Be Finished Within Week
Egypt-Israel Gas Pipeline to Be Finished Within Week Egypt >> 7/11/2011 - The pipeline supplying gas to Israel and Jordan is expected to be fully repaired by the end of this week, according to MENA, the official news agency. On 4 July, saboteurs blew up a pipeline carrying ...
Iran Offers to Supply Jordan with Natural Gas
Iran >> 7/11/2011 - Jordan is considering an Iranian offer to supply natural gas to the Kingdom as a means of overcoming its current energy crisis, the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources has said. Khaled ...
Independent South Sudan "Free at Last"
Independent South Sudan Sudan >> 7/10/2011 - Tens of thousands of South Sudanese danced and cheered as their new nation declared independence, a hard-won separation from the north that still leaves simmering issues of disputed borders and oil pa...
Egyptian Natural Gas Supply to Israel Resumes
Egyptian Natural Gas Supply to Israel Resumes Egypt >> 7/6/2011 - Supply of Egyptian natural gas to East Mediterranean Gas Co (EMG) and to EMG's Israeli customers has resumed, EMG shareholder Ampal-American Israel Corp said. Saboteurs blew up a pipeline carrying gas...
KPC Announces July Prices For Propane & Butane
Kuwait >> 7/6/2011 - Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) announced its prices for Propane and Butane for the month of July. A KPC press statement said a metric ton of Propane would sell for USD 815, which is a decline of U...
South Sudan Mulls Link to Kenya Oil Pipeline
Sudan >> 7/6/2011 - South Sudan said it was considering building a link to an oil pipeline in Kenya, a move that would allow its oil to bypass old civil war foe north Sudan after it secedes. The south will control 75 per...
Yemeni Coastguards Free Saudi Oil Tanker from Pirates
Yemen >> 7/6/2011 - Yemeni coastguard forces managed to free a Saudi oil tanker after armed clashes with Somali pirates. Director General of the Aden Coastguard Sector Abdul-Rahman Musa said that Somali pirates have atte...
Egypt to Israel Pipeline Explodes; Sabotage Suspected
Egypt to Israel Pipeline Explodes; Sabotage Suspected Egypt >> 7/4/2011 - A pipeline that supplies gas from Egypt to Israel exploded Monday in the northern Sinai Peninsula near Bir el-Adb, an Egyptian security official said.The explosion appears to be an act of sabotage, sa...
Protestors Doubt Bahrain Dialogue will End Crisis
Bahrain >> 7/1/2011 - Bahrain launches a national dialogue but majority Shi'ites are skeptical the ruling Sunni monarchy is willing to offer the sort of concessions that could heal wounds caused by a crackdown on pro-democ...
Libyan Rebels Would Review Gaddafi Contracts
Libyan Rebels Would Review Gaddafi Contracts Libya >> 6/29/2011 - Libya's rebel council said it would review all contracts, including lucrative oil deals, signed under Muammar Gaddafi's government were it to come to power and axe any where it found signs of corrupti...
Sudan to Let Rebels Join Army, South Downplays Oil
Sudan to Let Rebels Join Army, South Downplays Oil Sudan >> 6/29/2011 - Sudan agreed to bring some former rebels into the its army and the south played down a northern threat to shut oil pipelines, as the country's halves scramble to prepare for the south's looming secess...
South Sudan Calls on US to Lift Sanctions
South Sudan Calls on US to Lift Sanctions Sudan >> 6/29/2011 - South Sudan urged the United States to lift sanctions on Sudan ahead of the southern region's independence on July 9 to avoid hitting the new nation's oil-based economy. The south voted to separate fr...
43 Accused Members of Bombing Oil Pipelines
43 Accused Members of Bombing Oil Pipelines Yemen >> 6/25/2011 - The Interior Ministry has accused 43 members of the Joint Meeting Parties of bombing oil pipelines and sabotaging electricity stations. ...
60 Million Barrels of Libyan Oil Available to Market
60 Million Barrels of Libyan Oil Available to Market Libya >> 6/23/2011 - International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka announced that the 28 IEA member countries have agreed to release 60 million barrels of oil in the coming month in response to the ong...
Khartoum to Shut Oil Pipelines if South Won't Pay
Khartoum to Shut Oil Pipelines if South Won't Pay Sudan >> 6/22/2011 - Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir threatened to shut down oil pipelines if the south refuses to pay transit fees or continue sharing oil revenues after it secedes next month. South Sudan will be...
Novatek is Contemplating its Next Move in El-Arish
Egypt >> 6/21/2011 - OAO Novatek, Russia’s second-biggest gas producer, will decide on further exploration at its development in Egypt in September after writing off some wells, Chief Financial Officer Mark Gyetvay said. ...
2010 Egyptian Drilling Update Made by Circle Oil
Egypt >> 6/20/2011 - Circle Oil Plc, the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce its results for the year ended 31 December 2010. ...
Price-Increase for Egyptian Gas Exports
Price-Increase for Egyptian Gas Exports Egypt >> 6/20/2011 - Egyptian Petroleum Ministry officials said negotiations with Jordan succeeded in raising the price of Egyptian gas exports from US$1.5 to US$4 per million thermal units, which increases Egypt’s total ...
Oil Dives Close to Four-Month Low
Oil Dives Close to Four-Month Low United States >> 6/20/2011 - New York oil prices sank close to a four-month low as traders eyed a deepening Greek debt crisis, stronger dollar and resurgent worries about the Chinese and US economies, traders said. ...
Calvalley Continues Operation Although Yemen’s Unrest
Calvalley Continues Operation Although Yemen’s Unrest Yemen >> 6/9/2011 - Calvalley Petroleum Inc. is pleased to provide an operational update regarding current production development activities on the Company’s Malik Block 9, which is approximately 350 kilometers east of S...
Declaration of Force Majeure on 7th of November Block
Tunisia >> 6/8/2011 - A state of war exists in Libya and its offshore waters, and Joint Oil (which holds Libya's interests in the 7th of November Block) is considered a sanctioned entity under the UN sanctions measures ado...
Resuming Egyptian Gas Supply to Israel is to Begin
Resuming Egyptian Gas Supply to Israel is to Begin Egypt >> 6/7/2011 - American Israel Corporation, a holding company in the business of acquiring and managing interests in various businesses, announced that it was advised by East Mediterranean Gas Co. ("EMG"), in which ...
Eni Renews Its Commitment to Egypt
Eni Renews Its Commitment to Egypt Egypt >> 6/7/2011 - The Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Abdallah Ghorab and Eni COO Claudio Descalzi met in Cairo to support the renewed commitment of Eni towards exploration and development activities in Egypt, highlight...
Bombs Hit Iraq Oil Tanks in Rare Southern Attack
Iraq >> 6/5/2011 - A bomb attack on an Iraqi oil storage depot set one tank ablaze on Sunday in a rare assault on strategic southern oilfields, but the country's crude exports were unaffected, a top Iraqi oil official s...
Gas Exporters’ Forum: Qatari Absence & Libyan Arrival
Gas Exporters’ Forum: Qatari Absence & Libyan Arrival Egypt >> 6/2/2011 - The opening of the 12th Gas Exporting Countries’ Forum in Cairo was marked by the absence of officials from Qatar, where the group has its headquarters, in a possible sign of their displeasure over Li...
Libya's Oil Chief Ghanem Defects
Libya's Oil Chief Ghanem Defects Libya >> 6/1/2011 - Libya's top oil official Shokri Ghanem appeared in Rome saying he had defected because of relentless bloodshed under Muammar Gaddafi's rule. A tired looking Ghanem, whose whereabouts had been unknown ...
Libya Rebel Oil Production Unlikely to Resume Soon
Libya Rebel Oil Production Unlikely to Resume Soon Libya >> 5/29/2011 - Libyan rebels' oil and finance minister said he did not expect oil production in the rebel-held east to restart in the near future. ...
Petroceltic Seeks Oil, Gas Deals in Egypt and Tunisia
Petroceltic Seeks Oil, Gas Deals in Egypt and Tunisia Algeria >> 5/26/2011 - Petroceltic is eyeing oil and gas deals in Tunisia and Egypt to take advantage of a funding gap brought about by unrest in the North African region, said its chief executive. ...
Threatens from Israel Over Gas Prices
Egypt >> 5/26/2011 - Israel has rejected Egypt’s plan to reconsider the price of gas and has threatened to resort to international arbitration, an official source in the Petroleum sector told Ahram Online. ...
Petroleum Minister to Fill Gap in Diesel Fuel Supplies
Petroleum Minister to Fill Gap in Diesel Fuel Supplies Egypt >> 5/22/2011 - The Egyptian Petroleum Authority (EPA) is willing to provide as much diesel fuel as is needed by the local market and diesel gas service stations, said Petroleum Minister Abdullah Ghorab. ...
Egypt Tells Jordan No Gas Without Price Hike
Egypt Tells Jordan No Gas Without Price Hike Egypt >> 5/17/2011 - Egypt is withholding its contracted gas supply to energy-poor Jordan unless a new deal is signed at a higher price, a Jordanian official said."Egypt wants to raise the gas price and that requires sign...
Libya: Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem 'Defects'
Libya: Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem 'Defects' Libya >> 5/17/2011 - Libyan Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem has left the country, amid reports that he has defected.Tunisian officials say Mr Ghanem - a former prime minister - crossed into Tunisia by road before going to the ...
Diesel Fuel Crisis Due to Harvest Season in Egypt
Diesel Fuel Crisis Due to Harvest Season in Egypt Egypt >> 5/15/2011 - The diesel fuel crisis affecting certain Egyptian governorates is being caused by an increase in consumption due to the agricultural harvest season, said Petroleum Minister Abdullah Ghorab. ...
Second Explosion Hits Egypt Gas Terminal
Second Explosion Hits Egypt Gas Terminal Egypt >> 5/14/2011 - The al-Sabil gas terminal, a part of pipelines network that supplies Israel with natural gas, has suffered the second attack for this year after the first one that had happened on 27th April.

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Libyan Rebels Seal New Deal With Vitol
Libyan Rebels Seal New Deal With Vitol Libya >> 5/12/2011 - Trading house Vitol has lifted a cargo of naphtha from the rebel-held port of Tobruk in east Libya, traders, providing the opposition with much needed funds to fight government forces. ...
Bahrain Oil Company Fires 300 Workers Over Protests
Bahrain Oil Company Fires 300 Workers Over Protests Bahrain >> 5/11/2011 - State-run Bahrain Petroleum Co (Bapco) has fired nearly 300 employees for being absent from work when pro-democracy protests paralyzed much of the kingdom; the energy minister was reported as saying b...
Nexen Halts Production in Yemen Due to Strike
Yemen >> 5/9/2011 - Nexen Inc , Canada's No. 6 independent oil producer, said production has been temporarily shut and operations suspended in Yemen as a result of a strike by a labour union. ...
Nexen Says Yemen Operations Running at Normal Rate
Nexen Says Yemen Operations Running at Normal Rate Yemen >> 5/4/2011 - Nexen Inc said on Wednesday its oil production in Yemen is unaffected by the shutdown of one of the Middle East country's oil export terminals following a mid-March blast on its main oil pipeline. ...
Libyan Rebels Boost Security at Eastern Oil Fields
Libyan Rebels Boost Security at Eastern Oil Fields Libya >> 5/1/2011 - Rebels controlling eastern Libya have boosted security at oil fields, but other time-consuming measures are needed before they can resume crucial exports, an oil official said. ...
Egyptian Gas Pipeline to Israel, Jordan Bombed
Egyptian Gas Pipeline to Israel, Jordan Bombed Egypt >> 4/27/2011 - Unknown saboteurs bombed an Egyptian gas pipeline in Sinai Wednesday, sending flames shooting into the sky and forcing authorities to cut supplies to Israel and Jordan, an official told AFP. ...
Corruption Charges Against Mubarak Sons in Connection with Gas Exports
Egypt >> 4/27/2011 - The prosecutor-general extended the incarceration of Alaa and Gamal Mubarak by another 15 days, in connection with the investigation of their involvement in Egypt’s debt payments as well as commission...
Eni and Gazprom to Put Elephant Project On Hold
Libya >> 4/20/2011 - The Gazprom headquarters hosted a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee and Paolo Scaroni, Chief Executive Officer of Eni. ...
Strong US Helps Halliburton Overcome Libya Impact
Libya >> 4/18/2011 - Halliburton Co's (HAL.N) quarterly profit topped Wall Street forecasts as a surge in the oilfield services company's North American operations overshadowed the impact of a shutdown in Libya.

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Libya's Oil Company Protests to OPEC About Qatar
Libya's Oil Company Protests to OPEC About Qatar Libya >> 4/18/2011 - Libya's National Oil Corporation has protested to OPEC about help fellow member Qatar is giving to Libyan rebels, sources familiar with the matter said. ...
Libyan Rebels Make Renewed Push for Oil Port Brega
Libya >> 4/16/2011 - Libyan rebels made a renewed effort to push towards the oil port of Brega on Saturday while Muammar Gaddafi's forces pounded besieged Misrata to the west with rockets and mortars, a rebel spokesman sa...
Up to 4 Billion USD From Revising Gas Contracts
Up to 4 Billion USD From Revising Gas Contracts Egypt >> 4/14/2011 - Essam Sharaf, the new Prime Minister of Egypt has decided to revise Egyptian Natural Gas export contracts that had been signed with all countries including Jordan and Israel in order to achieve the hi...
Sameh Fahmy Accusation of Corruption
Sameh Fahmy Accusation of Corruption Egypt >> 4/13/2011 - The Criminal Court of North of Cairo, headed by Judge Ahmed El Sayed approved the decision of the Attorney-General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud to freeze the money of Sameh Fahmy, the former Minister of Petro...
Egyptian Electricity Exports Record High
Egyptian Electricity Exports Record High Egypt >> 4/11/2011 - Egyptian electricity exports to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria hit an unprecedented record in light of the suspension of gas exports to the power plants of the three countries, according to a report of the...
Libyan Crude Oil Tanker Enters Egypt's Suez Canal
Libyan Crude Oil Tanker Enters Egypt's Suez Canal Libya >> 4/9/2011 - An oil tanker carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude from rebel-held east Libya entered Egypt's Suez Canal on Saturday heading towards the Red Sea, a canal official told Reuters. ...
Ireland is the Most Affected by Libya Unrest
Ireland is the Most Affected by Libya Unrest Libya >> 4/9/2011 - In total, Libya exports an overwhelming 85 percent of its crude oil to Europe. Relying on Libya for almost a quarter of its crude oil imports, Ireland tops the list of dependents with 14,000 barrels a...
Petroleum Engineering Graduates Protest in Front of EGAS
Petroleum Engineering Graduates Protest in Front of EGAS Egypt >> 4/7/2011 - A number of petroleum engineering graduates continue to protest in front of the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company "EGAS". ...
Rebels Set to Make First Shipment
Rebels Set to Make First Shipment Libya >> 4/5/2011 - The first shipment of oil from Libya for almost three weeks is due to be exported from the country later. ...
Yemen LNG Denies Shabwah Attack
Yemen LNG Denies Shabwah Attack Yemen >> 4/5/2011 - A news agency reported on April 4th an attack against Yemen LNG facilities in Shabwah. Yemen LNG denies this report. There was no attack against any Yemen LNG facility, there was no evacuation of any ...
Eni CEO Contacted Libya Rebels
Eni CEO Contacted Libya Rebels Libya >> 4/4/2011 - The head of Italian oil group Eni Paolo Scaroni has discussed energy cooperation with the Libyan rebel movement in Benghazi in recent days, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said. ...
Syria Operations are Unaffected by Unrest
Syria >> 4/4/2011 - Syria-focused oil company Gulfsands Petroleum said its operations have not been affected by unrest in the Middle Eastern country, as it reported a 58 percent rise in 2010 profit after oil production r...
Sonatrach Stops Libya Energy Operations
Sonatrach Stops Libya Energy Operations Libya >> 4/3/2011 - Algeria's state-owned energy company Sonatrach has halted operations in Libya, Kuwait's KUNA news agency reported, citing Algeria's energy minister. ...
Wintershall Says Libya Oil Production Future in Doubt
Wintershall Says Libya Oil Production Future in Doubt Libya >> 3/31/2011 - BASF SE (BAS), which generates about 1.3 billion euros ($1.8 billion) in annual operating profit from Libyan oil fields, said the future of operations in the North African state is in doubt as wells r...
Radwan of Petrographics Accused of Spying for Israel
Radwan of Petrographics Accused of Spying for Israel Syria >> 3/31/2011 - Muhammad Radwan popped up few days ago on Syrian state TV as a prisoner. Apparently under duress, Radwan, 32, looked shaken as he spoke into the camera, making what his relatives say is a false confes...
Libya Threatens to Sue Firms Over Rebel Oil Deals
Libya >> 3/30/2011 - Libya's government warned that it would sue any international company that concluded energy deals with rebels who control some of the country's oil infrastructure, the state news agency reported. ...
Qatar Struggling to Sell Oil for Libyan Rebels
Libya >> 3/30/2011 - Qatar Petroleum is struggling to work out how to market Libyan oil on behalf of anti-government rebels a senior Qatar Petroleum (QP) source said. ...
Oilfield Attacked in Egypt
Egypt >> 3/29/2011 - On Monday evening, a group of armed thugs attacked and set on fire oil wells in Beni Suef, Egypt. Attackers have killed one guard, stolen his weapons and fled towards mountains in the Western Sahara. ...
Russia Tatneft in $100 Mln Libya Capex Loss
Russia Tatneft in $100 Mln Libya Capex Loss Libya >> 3/28/2011 - Russia's six-biggest crude producer, Tatneft is expected to book a $100 million losses from capital expenditures in war-ragged Libya, a source in the company told Reuters on Monday. ...
Gas Production in Yemen Almost Normal
Yemen >> 3/28/2011 - French oil major Total SA (TOT) continues to produce liquefied natural gas in Yemen at close to normal levels, Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie said. ...
Terrorists Try to Blow Up Egypt-Israel Gas Pipeline
Terrorists Try to Blow Up Egypt-Israel Gas Pipeline Egypt >> 3/27/2011 - Six terrorists, reportedly Bedouin, tried to blow up the Egyptian-Israeli gas pipeline Sunday for the second time in two months. The timer failed to detonate the explosives, preventing a huge economic...
Libyan Rebels 'Sign Oil Export Deal With Qatar'
Libyan Rebels 'Sign Oil Export Deal With Qatar' Libya >> 3/27/2011 - Libyan rebels say they have signed an oil contract with Qatar to export oil from rebel-held territory. ...
Libyan Rebels Retake City Near Key Oil Port
Libya >> 3/26/2011 - Libyan rebels moved into the central city of Ajdabiya, near the strategic oil port of Ras Lanuf, after U.S. and allied warplanes stepped up their bombardment of Muammar Qaddafi’s tanks, artillery and ...
Conoco Mulls Exit from Libya, Kazakhstan
Libya >> 3/25/2011 - ConocoPhillips (COP.N) is contemplating selling its interest in oil and gas properties in countries including Libya and Kazakhstan as part of planned asset sales, according to Argus oil analyst Phil W...
UAE May Stall Fuel Price Hike Amid Unrest
United Arab Emirates >> 3/23/2011 - The United Arab Emirates may roll back plans to hike gasoline prices to avoid flaring anger in the Gulf state amid the unrest sweeping through the region, sources told Reuters. ...
Yemen Brent Crude Steady Near $116
Yemen >> 3/23/2011 - Brent crude was steady near $116 after rising as much as 0.6 percent as intensifying unrest in Yemen highlighted the security risks facing oil output from the Arabian peninsula, home to the world's bi...
Calvalley: Yemen Crisis Delays Equipment Supply
Yemen >> 3/23/2011 - Due to political developments in Yemen, we have experienced some delays that have impacted the supply of equipment from Sana’a into our area of operations. While we continue to operate all key areas o...
Calvalley Provide an Operational Update on Block 9
Yemen >> 3/23/2011 - Calvalley Petroleum Inc. is pleased to provide an operational update on the recent activities on Block 9. We currently have three rigs operating (two drilling and one service) on the block. ...
Libyan Rebel Council Forms Oil Company
Libyan Rebel Council Forms Oil Company Libya >> 3/22/2011 - Libyan rebels in Benghazi said they have created a new national oil company to replace the corporation controlled by leader Muammar Qaddafi whose assets were frozen by the United Nations Security Coun...
DNO Pulls Managers from Yemen
Yemen >> 3/22/2011 - Norway's DNO has evacuated international staff from Yemen, with no impact on its oil output, and said it believes its contracts would survive if protesters forced President Ali Abdullah Saleh from off...
Yemen Unrest May Hit LNG Export
Yemen Unrest May Hit LNG Export Yemen >> 3/22/2011 - Liquefied natural gas producer Yemen LNG has told customers that unrest in the country could lead to supply disruptions and possible force majeure, a spokeswoman for leading stakeholder Total said. ...
Ghorab: Cutting Off Gas Supplies to Israel is Beyond My Authority
Ghorab: Cutting Off Gas Supplies to Israel is Beyond My Authority Egypt >> 3/21/2011 - Abdallah Ghorab the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum declared that negotiations were underway with all countries, including Israel, that receive gas from Egypt in order to modify the existing gas export...
Oil Rises $2 as Western Powers Strike Libya
Libya >> 3/21/2011 - Oil prices rose by over $2 a barrel on Monday as a wave of U.N.-mandated airstrikes on Libya and proliferating unrest in the Middle East fanned concerns about oil supply from the region. ...
Yemen: An Nagyah Field Shut-In Production
Yemen: An Nagyah Field Shut-In Production Yemen >> 3/21/2011 - The oil export pipeline from Marib to the Ras Eisa port on the Red Sea is currently shut down. Production from TransGlobe's An Nagyah field on Block S-1 is shut-in until repairs to the export pipeline...
Oil Workers Stage Sit-In to Protest Layoffs
Egypt >> 3/20/2011 - A thousand workers staged a sit-in in front of Petrojet’s headquarters to protest what they say were unfair dismissals. ...
Libya Crude Production Could Reach a Halt
Libya >> 3/20/2011 - Libya’s oil production fell to less than 400,000 barrels a day after foreign companies pulled out their staff, the chairman of the country’s state-run National Oil Corp., Shokri Ghanem, said in a tele...
Workers at Oman Oil Refineries Stage Demonstrations
Workers at Oman Oil Refineries Stage Demonstrations Oman >> 3/20/2011 - About 200 workers at two refineries staged demonstrations on Sunday, demanding higher wages, as a series of concessions by Oman's veteran ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said have failed to quell discontent a...
Bahrain's BAPCO Partially Shuts Oil Production
Bahrain's BAPCO Partially Shuts Oil Production Bahrain >> 3/17/2011 - State-owned Bahrain Petroleum Co (BAPCO) partially shut down production due to staff shortages caused by political unrest in the kingdom, trade sources said. ...
Egyptian Premier Meets Head of British Petroleum
Egypt >> 3/17/2011 - Egypt’s Prime Minister Essam Sharaf met with the CEO of British Petroleum. ...
Omani Oil Production Unaffected by Strike
Oman >> 3/17/2011 - Oman’s oil production wasn’t affected by a strike staged yesterday by workers of Petroleum Development Oman, Gulf News reported, without saying where it obtained the information. ...
Eni CEO Says Libya Ties Not Compromised by Turmoil
Libya >> 3/16/2011 - Eni's business ties with Libya have not been damaged by the current turmoil, Paolo Scaroni, chief executive of Italy's biggest oil company said on Wednesday. ...
Oman Oil Workers Strike for Wage Increases
Oman >> 3/15/2011 - Several hundred workers at Oman's state oil firm Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) held protests on Tuesday at company headquarters and two oil and gas fields, demanding higher wages. ...
Yemen Tribesmen Prevent Repairs on Blazing Pipeline
Yemen >> 3/15/2011 - Tribesmen prevented technicians from repairing an oil pipeline in Yemen's central Maarib province that was damaged by explosives a day earlier. The pipeline, which has been repeatedly blown up in rece...
Revision of Gas Export Contracts in Egypt
Revision of Gas Export Contracts in Egypt Egypt >> 3/14/2011 - The Egyptian Petroleum Minister Abdallah Ghorab declared that modification of gas export contracts is an open subject for negotiation. ...
Pumping Egyptian Natural Gas to Israel
Egypt >> 3/14/2011 - Ampal-American Israel Corporation, a holding company in the business of acquiring and managing interests in various businesses, announced that it was advised by East Mediterranean Gas Co. ("EMG"), in ...
Gaddafi Offers Libyan Oil to India, Russia, China
Libya >> 3/14/2011 - Libya's leader Muamer Gaddafi invited Chinese, Russian and Indian firms to produce its oil state news agency Jana reported Monday, in a bid to replace Western companies that fled unrest. ...
Libya's NOC Asks Oil Workers to Return
Libya >> 3/14/2011 - Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) has called on employees to return to work at oil installations and is hopeful oil production can soon increase, the head of NOC said on Monday. ...
EMG's Gas Supply to Resume on March 14th
Egypt >> 3/13/2011 - Ampal-American Israel Corporation, a holding company in the business of acquiring and managing interests in various businesses, announced that it was advised by East Mediterranean Gas Co. ("EMG"), in ...
With Gaddafi Forces Closing in, Libya Town Fearful
Libya >> 3/13/2011 - Rebels fighting the forces of Muammar Gaddafi in the east of Libya said on Sunday the front line had been pushed back to the rebel-held oil town of Brega, and residents in the area said they were fear...
Libyan Rebels Fall Back from Brega After Bombardment
Libya >> 3/13/2011 - Rebels fell back from the Libyan oil town of Brega on Sunday after heavy bombardment by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, witnesses told Reuters.
Libyan Troops Push Back Rebels from Oil Town
Libya >> 3/12/2011 - A sustained bombardment by Muammar Gaddafi's planes and tanks beat back rebels from the Libyan oil port of Ras Lanuf, and insurgents warned the uprising could be crushed completely without a no-fly zo...
Arabian Gulf Oil Co to Fund Rebels Via Crude Sales
Libya >> 3/11/2011 - Libya's second-largest state-owned oil company is contacting buyers and setting up a trading department to sell crude oil from fields controlled by rebels to raise funds for the opposition, the Financ...
Libyan Oil Industry Seen on its Knees for Months
Libya >> 3/11/2011 - No matter who eventually wins the lethal battles raging in Libya, the oil market will likely be starved of hundreds of millions of barrels for a long time, reshaping oil flows from west to east. ...
Libya's Al Jurf Offshore Oil Field Stopped
Libya >> 3/11/2011 - Libya's Al Jurf offshore oil field has stopped producing amid turmoil in the country, Total Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie said on Friday. ...
Obama: Oil Prices Not Primarily Moving on Supply Hits
Libya >> 3/11/2011 - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday oil prices have been driven up by market uncertainty and stronger world growth, rather than a severe dent in supply due to fighting in Libya. ...
Libya Oil Production, Outage, Exports, Customers
Libya >> 3/11/2011 - Libya is estimated to have lost two thirds of its oil output while fighting between government and rebel forces and international sanctions have halted all oil exports from Africa's third-largest prod...
Oil Caps Its First Weekly Decline as Japan Quake
Saudi Arabia >> 3/11/2011 - Crude oil fell in New York, capping the first weekly drop in a month, after Japan’s strongest earthquake on record shut refineries and dissidents in Saudi Arabia failed to stage planned protests. ...
Ghorab: Egypt Oil Production isn’t Affected by Unrest
Egypt >> 3/10/2011 - Eng Abdullah Ghorab confirmed that till now the production rate isn’t affected by the political situation in Egypt and hasn’t changed from its normal rate of 685 thousand barrels of oil. ...
Eni Hikes Output Target But Warns on Libya
Libya >> 3/10/2011 - Italian group Eni SpA has raised its oil and natural gas production growth forecast for the next four years but warned that growth depended on stoppages in Libya being short-lived. ...
Eni 2011-2014 Strategic Plan in Libya
Eni 2011-2014 Strategic Plan in Libya Libya >> 3/10/2011 - Paolo Scaroni, CEO of Eni, presents the company's 2011-2014 Strategic Plan to the financial community. In the new plan, Eni confirms a high production growth, the consolidation of its leadership in th...
Large Blast Near the Ras Lanuf Refinery
Libya >> 3/10/2011 - A huge explosion occurred near an oil facility outside the Libyan rebel-held town of Ras Lanuf, Libya’s Ras Lanuf refinery was shut amid fighting between government forces and rebels, While the facili...
Algerian Oil Workers Demand Pay Raise
Algeria >> 3/9/2011 - The chief executive of Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach flew to oil and gas fields in the Sahara desert after workers there demanded a pay rise, Sonatrach employees told Reuters on Wednesday.
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Exploration Well WKO-3X in West Kom Ombo
Egypt >> 3/8/2011 - Energean Oil & Gas provides an update on the drilling of the WKO-3X in the West Kom Ombo Block covering a total area of 31,520 km2 and located in Upper Egypt. The WKO-3X was spud on March 7, 2011. ...
Resuming the supply of Egyptian Gas to Jordan Soon
Egypt >> 3/8/2011 - The Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Khaled Touqan announced that a delegation headed by the General Secretary of the Ministry Eng Farouk El Harary would visit Egypt next week to dis...
Egypt Wants to Raise Price of Gas to Jordan
Egypt >> 3/8/2011 - Egypt, which cut gas supplies to Jordan and Israel after saboteurs attacked a pipeline in February, wants to increase the price the kingdom pays, an official said. ...
Ghorab the New Minister of Petroleum in Egypt
Egypt >> 3/7/2011 - Eng. Abdallah Ghorab, the Chairman of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) accepted the nomination to serve as Egypt Petroleum Minister and to replace Mahmoud Latif who was appointed as a...
The Future of the Oil & Gas Industry in Egypt
Egypt >> 3/7/2011 - The Ministry of Petroleum (MoP) oversees four holding companies that manage all elements of the oil and gas business and form joint ventures with international partners: the Egyptian Holding Company f...
U.S. Firms Stop Libyan Oil Trade Due to Sanctions
Libya >> 3/7/2011 - Major U.S. oil companies have halted trade with Libya and big banks have started to pull back from funding such deals because of U.S. sanctions, in moves that will further disrupt oil flows from the t...
Seven is Bidding for Shell Field in Nigeria
Nigeria >> 3/7/2011 - Seven Energy has bid for one of four oil blocks being sold by Shell in Nigeria to snap up Western oil majors' properties as unrest in North Africa and the Middle East boosts global crude prices.
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Investigation about Export of Egyptian Gas to Israel
Egypt >> 3/6/2011 - Extensive investigations are taking place with the ex-Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Sameh Fahmy regarding accusations of wasting public money in the Natural Gas deal with Israel. Sameh Fahmy is accus...
Thousands Flee Sudan's Abyei Flashpoint
Sudan >> 3/4/2011 - Tens of thousands of people have fled Sudan's contested Abyei border town, leaving large parts of it empty, aid workers said, after a surge in fighting left dozens dead. ...
Repair Work in Egypt to Israel Gas Pipeline
Egypt >> 3/3/2011 - Ampal-American Israel Corporation, a holding company in the business of acquiring and managing interests in various businesses, announced that it was advised by East Mediterranean Gas Co. (EMG), in wh...
Gaddafi Bombs Oil Areas
Libya >> 3/3/2011 - Muammar Gaddafi struck at rebel control of a key Libyan coastal road for a second day on Thursday but received a warning he would be held to account at The Hague for suspected crimes by his security f...
Libya Woes Pulls Tankers' Oil Storage Deals-Shipper
Libya >> 3/2/2011 - U.S.-listed Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG.N) said it expects all tankers used for storing crude to be released due to the tightness in the oil market amid the conflict in Libya. ...
Up to 1 Million B/Day of Libyan Production Shut-In
Libya >> 3/2/2011 - The IEA continues to closely monitor developments with regard to Libya’s production and export facilities. However, information on production levels and export volumes is incomplete due to the very po...
U.S. Crude Jumps on Libya, Mideast Turmoil
United States >> 3/2/2011 - U.S. crude oil futures prices rose sharply as fighting in Libya continued and concerns about unrest in North Africa and the Middle East continued. ...
Ferrostaal Evacuated Employees From Libya
Libya >> 3/1/2011 - With an extensive rescue mission, Ferrostaal successfully evacuated more than 850 international employees of Ferrostaal and other companies from Libya. Today, the last group, consisting of employees f...
All COSL Staff Seconded to Libya Returned to China
Libya >> 3/1/2011 - China Oilfield Services Limited saw the last batch of staff arrived at the Beijing International Airport in the evening on 28 February 2011, thereby concluding evacuation of all of its 77 staff member...
Strategy of the new Egyptian Minister of Petroleum
Egypt >> 2/28/2011 - Eng Mahmoud Latif, the new Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, declared a strategy for the coming period in which he stressed on the importance of stability in order to increase prod...
CNPC Halts Production in Libya
Libya >> 2/28/2011 - State-owned China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) said it has halted production operations and sealed equipment in Libya and evacuated all of its 391 Chinese employees out of the country. ...
Geofizika Croatia Evacuated their Staff from Libya
Libya >> 2/28/2011 - We express our full gratitude to everyone who participated, together with Geofizika Croatia, in the evacuation of our 134 employees in 5 different locations in Libya. ...
Gas Supply to Israel to Resume No Later than 4 March
Egypt >> 2/27/2011 - Ampal-American Israel Corporation, a holding company in the business of acquiring and managing interests in various businesses, announced today that it was advised by East Mediterranean Gas Co. ("EMG"...
Oil Production in East Libya
Libya >> 2/27/2011 - Libya's Hamada oil field has ceased production and the eastern fields of Sarir, Nafoora and Misla are producing at about half their normal capacity, an official at a Libyan state-owned oil company.
Iraq's Baiji Oil Refinery Shut by Bombing
Iraq >> 2/26/2011 - Iraq's Baiji oil refinery was shut down after militants carried out a bomb attack and set it on fire, the governor of Salahuddin province said. ...
Rebels Say Hold Most Oilfields East of Ras Lanuf
Libya >> 2/25/2011 - Rebels are in control of nearly all oilfields east of the Libyan town of Ras Lanuf, with fields and oil terminals still working at 25 percent capacity, a petroleum engineer who is a member of Benghazi...
Benghazi Rulers to Honour Legal Oil Deals-Source
Libya >> 2/25/2011 - Oil deals that are legal and in the interest of Libyan's citizens will be honoured, a member of the coalition that says it is ruling the eastern city of Benghazi on an interim basis. ...
Calmena Operations in Libya Unrest
Libya >> 2/25/2011 - Calmena Energy Services Inc. (Calmena) operates two 1,000 hp rigs in the Libyan desert for Waha Oil Company. Waha Oil Company (Waha) is owned by National Oil Corporation (being the Libyan national oil...
Saudi Raises Oil Output As Libyan Exports Disrupted
Saudi Arabia >> 2/25/2011 - Top exporter Saudi Arabia has raised oil output above 9 million barrels per day (bpd) to make up for a near halt in Libyan exports, an industry source said, helping prices fall further from the highes...
All staff members of RWE Dea flown out of Libya
Libya >> 2/24/2011 - Owing to the current situation in Libya, all international staff members of RWE Dea AG have been flown out of Egypt. This also applies to the members of the core team that had recently remained in Tri...
OMV Says Output Halted at Libyan Field Shateira
Libya >> 2/24/2011 - Austrian energy group OMV (OMVV.VI) has halted output at its Shateira field in Libya, a company spokesman. ...
Saudi Arabia to Replace Libya Oil
Saudi Arabia >> 2/24/2011 - Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations including those in West Africa are willing and able to replace any lost Libyan oil as soon as companies ask for it, including crude of the same quality, a Saudi Ara...
ADX Provides Operational Update on Sidi Dhaher Well
Tunisia >> 2/24/2011 - ADX Energy Ltd is pleased to report that preparations for the commencement of drilling operations on the Company’s operated well are progressing according to plan albeit slightly slower than expected....
Mahmoud Latif Amer the New Minister of Petroleum in Egypt
Egypt >> 2/23/2011 - Made Petroleum Minister on Feb. 22, 2011 Mahmoud Latif Amer faces many challenges in the Egyptian transitional government. Soon after Sameh Fahmy took over in October 1999, he reshuffled the board of ...
Schlumberger Shuts Down Libyan Operations
Libya >> 2/23/2011 - Schlumberger Ltd, the world's largest oilfield services company, is shutting down operations in Libya and moving staff out in response to what Chief Executive Andrew Gould called a "disturbing" situat...
Libya Pressed Oil Firms to Reimburse Terror Costs
Libya >> 2/23/2011 - Libya's ruling family tried to coerce billions of dollars from Libyan and foreign oil companies, and its leader Muammar Gaddafi exhorted the United States to sow division in Saudi Arabia, leaked Ameri...
Oil Rises to 28 Month High on Libya
Libya >> 2/23/2011 - Oil rose to its highest in more than two years as Libya’s violent uprising threatened to disrupt exports from Africa’s third-biggest supplier and spread to other crude-producing nations in the Middle ...
Dresser-Rand Position in the Middle East & North Africa
Libya >> 2/22/2011 - In response to inquiries, Dresser-Rand Group Inc.made the following disclosures concerning its business in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2010, revenues from countries in the region amounted to...
Repsol, Eni Suspend Libya Oil Output
Libya >> 2/22/2011 - Two more oil companies halted output on Tuesday in Libya as unrest sweeping Africa's third-largest producer kept crude prices near a 2-1/2-year high. ...
Shell Completes Staff Withdrawal from Libya
Libya >> 2/22/2011 - Oil major Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that all its expat employees and their dependants in Libya, involved primarily in the company's exploration activities in the country, had been relocated. ...
Iran Stops Oil Activities in Libya
Libya >> 2/22/2011 - Iran has stopped its oil related activities in Libya and will evacuate staff in the next 48 hours, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported. ...
Occidental Petroleum Says Libyan Output Unaffected
Libya >> 2/22/2011 - Occidental Petroleum Corp said in a release on Tuesday that its Libyan oil and gas production of 13,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day was not affected by the ongoing unrest and it continues to pro...
President of EMG Company resigns
Egypt >> 2/21/2011 - Mohamed Ibrahim Tawila, president of Egyptian energy company Eastern Mediterranean Gas (EMG)--best known for its controversial gas export deals with Israel--has resigned following Egypt's 25 January u...
Sameh Fahmy Removed from Office
Egypt >> 2/21/2011 - The expected cabinet reshuffle announced by Egypt Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik is to exclude Sameh Fahmy, the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and a prominent member of the former ruling National Democra...
Notice of Force Majeure Event Withdrawn
Egypt >> 2/21/2011 - ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC., a Houston-based international drilling contractor, is pleased to announce that on February 21, 2011, our customer, RWE Dea Nile GmbH ("RWE") formally withdrew its notice of a fo...
Crude Up $1/Bbl as Libya Unrest Intensifies
Libya >> 2/21/2011 - U.S. crude futures rose more than $1/bbl on Monday as the threat of supply disruptions from OPEC member Libya grew as unrest in the country intensified, with protesters calling for the departure of ve...
Oil Majors Stall Libya Drilling, Majors Remove Staff
Libya >> 2/21/2011 - Wintershall, the oil and gas exploration arm of BASF, prepared to shut down its output in Libya and fly out international staff as violence spread in Africa's third-largest oil producer. ...
Japan's JX Tells Libya Office Head to Return Home
Libya >> 2/21/2011 - Japanese oil and gas explorer JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration on Monday said it had ordered the Japanese head of its Tripoli office to return home as soon as possible as tensions in OPEC member Libya ...
OMV Withdraws Some Libya Staff
Libya >> 2/21/2011 - Austrian oil and gas group OMV said on Monday none of its operations in Libya had been affected by the unrest there but added it was withdrawing expatriate staff from the country. ...
Oil Soars on Libya Violence
Libya >> 2/21/2011 - Brent crude oil prices hit $108 a barrel for the first time since 2008 on fears that spiraling violence in Libya could lead to wider supply disruptions from the OPEC member. ...
Libya Turmoil Prompts Oil Surge, Hits Equities
Libya >> 2/21/2011 - Oil prices charged to fresh 2-1/2 year highs on Monday as traders reacted to increasing violence in major producer Libya, which fed investor fears about rising inflation and unsettled other markets. ...
Pipeline Maintenance Postponed Gas Supply to Israel
Egypt >> 2/17/2011 - Supply of gas from Egypt to Israel is put on hold after the recent attack in El Arish. Gas supply was expected to resume later this month after completing the repair of the metering station. ...
Gas Supply to Israel will be Resumed Later this Month
Egypt >> 2/16/2011 - Ampal-American Israel Corporation, a holding company in the business of acquiring and managing interests in various businesses, announced today that the gas supply to East Mediterranean Gas Co. ("EMG"...
An Operational Update on NW Gemsa Concession
Egypt >> 2/15/2011 - Sea Dragon Energy Inc wishes to provide the following update on its Operations in Egypt. The Corporation is pleased to report that throughout the past two weeks while demonstrations were taking place ...
Oil Price Jumps Due to Middle East Protest Worries
Egypt >> 2/14/2011 - The price of certain grades of oil - including the UK's Brent crude - has jumped amid political protests in the Middle East. ...
Bahrain Protests to Pressure on Government
Bahrain >> 2/13/2011 - Anti-government protests by Bahrain's marginalized Shi'ite majority are not likely to rival the Egyptian revolt, but will add to the pressure on the king to make more concessions to his people. ...
Stocks Rally and Oil Falls as Mubarak Cedes Power
Egypt >> 2/11/2011 - World stocks surged while oil prices fell on Friday after the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt bolstered sentiment among investors who feared regional unrest could disrupt Middle East c...
Statoil Halts Egypt Drilling Due Supply Chain Woes
Egypt >> 2/9/2011 - * CEO says now not drilling in Egypt as not sure supply chain still working, declines further comment. ...
Gas Supply to Israel is to be Resumed by February 17
Egypt >> 2/8/2011 - Ampal-American Israel Corporation, a holding company in the business of acquiring and managing interests in various businesses, announced today that it has been advised by East Mediterranean Gas Co. (...
Secure Petroleum Products with the Army
Egypt >> 2/6/2011 - The central operations room at the Ministry of Petroleum follow-up to assure the transport of petroleum products from refineries, storage tanks and the main Egyptian ports to distribution outlets in a...
Massive Explosion Hits Egypt Gas Terminal
Egypt >> 2/5/2011 - Egyptian officials said the bombing that targeted a gas pipeline in northern Sinai Peninsula occurred in the section that connects the gas to Jordan. ...
Gas Explosion in Sinai Peninsula
Egypt >> 2/5/2011 - A massive fire triggered by an explosion at northern Sinai Peninsula occurred at a terminal in El-Arish used for filtering and quantities measurement of natural gas this explosion has affected the Egy...
Fire Control in the Filtering Station in Egypt
Egypt >> 2/5/2011 - The President of the Egyptian Company for Natural Gas (GASCO) said that a fire broke out in a filtering and natural gas quantities measurement station for (GASCO) in El-Arish, the existing emergency p...
TransGlobe Operations in West Gharib
Egypt >> 2/3/2011 - The Company's West Gharib production operations have not been affected by the recent political demonstrations in Egypt. The Company continues to the monitor the situation and has daily communication w...
Operational Update On The Bea Field
Egypt >> 2/2/2011 - East West Petroleum has been informed by its partner Kuwait Energy, the operator of the Burg El Arab (BEA) concession, that the operations remain unaffected by the recent events in Egypt. Kuwait Ener...
Liberty Energy Buoyed as Oil Tops $100 a Barrel
Egypt >> 2/2/2011 - Liberty Energy Corp. ("Liberty" or "the Company") is buoyed by the recent commodity price trends. Fears of civil turbulence in Egypt disturbing shipments through the Suez Canal have pushed crude oil c...
Kuwait Energy Suspends Drilling Abu Sennan Concession
Egypt >> 2/2/2011 - Beach Energy has confirmed that the ZZ-4 well (Beach 22%), reached the end of the directional section at 2564m in the Khoman Formation. ...
Redeployment of Non-Essential Expatriate Personnel
Egypt >> 2/2/2011 - Consistent with the recommendation of the U.S. State Department, Apache has redeployed all non-essential expatriate personnel and all expatriate dependents from Egypt. Key expatriate personnel will re...
Enough Fuel Stocks for Domestic Consumption
Egypt >> 2/1/2011 - First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Petroleum confirmed the continuation of the production rates of petroleum products, gasoline, diesel and LPG in accordance with the scheme, the amount of invent...
Notice of Force Majeure
Egypt >> 2/1/2011 - ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC., a Houston-based international drilling contractor, announced that due to the civil unrest that has occurred in Egypt, our customer, RWE Dea Nile GmbH gave notice to Alpha Offsho...
Circle Oil Unaffected By Current Events in Egypt
Egypt >> 1/31/2011 - Circle Oil Plc, the international oil and gas exploration, development and production company confirms that its operations and oil production in the NW Gemsa Concession (40% Working Interest) remain u...
Apache Unaffected by Current Events
Egypt >> 1/27/2011 - Apache Corporation confirms its operations and oil and gas production remain unaffected by current events in Egypt.
Update on Operations in Tunisia
Tunisia >> 1/21/2011 - Perenco, the international independent oil & gas company, is pleased to confirm that its operations in Tunisia have been unaffected by recent events in the country. Production of approximately 32 mil...
Eurogas Declares Force Majeure in Tunisia
Tunisia >> 1/18/2011 - Eurogas International Inc announced that, together with its partner Atlas Petroleum Exploration Worldwide Ltd. (APEX), it has declared a condition of Force Majeure with respect to the Sfax Permit and ...
MOL Says INA Suspends Business Operations in Syria
Syria >> 2/27/2010 - Hungarian oil and gas group MOL said that its Croatian unit INA temporarily suspended all its business activities in Syria and does not expect revenues from Syrian operations until "force majeure" con...

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