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Geopolitics / Africa

Chevron, Exxon And Total On Niger Delta Hit List

Chevron, Exxon And Total On Niger Delta Hit List

Jan 25, 2018 at 10:50 | Irina Slav

A group of militant organizations calling itself a Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators has released a list of oil targets that include fields and infrastructure operated by Exxon, Chevron,…

Is ISIS About To Attack Libyan Oil?

Is ISIS About To Attack Libyan Oil?

Jan 03, 2018 at 09:22 | Irina Slav

Islamic State forces in Libya may be planning an attack on the country’s so-called Oil Crescent, where its export terminals and many fields are located, a senior official from the…

Nigeria’s Oil Strike Stokes Fear In Markets

Nigeria’s Oil Strike Stokes Fear In Markets

Dec 18, 2017 at 14:01 | Nick Cunningham

A Nigerian oil workers union launched a strike on Monday, citing unfair labor practices, threatening to disrupt a significant portion of the country’s oil supply. But the strike was

Sudan To Gain Influence Over South Sudan In Oil Deal

Sudan To Gain Influence Over South Sudan In Oil Deal

Dec 18, 2017 at 13:26 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Six years after South Sudan seceded from Sudan, Sudan may regain some of its influence over the south’s oil industry after the two countries agreed to cooperate in order to…

The Battle For Libyan Oil Is Heating Up

The Battle For Libyan Oil Is Heating Up

Dec 18, 2017 at 13:23 | Damir Kaletovic

Just as oil watchers wonder whether Libya’s ambitious oil production targets could undermine the OPEC deal, Libya’s General Haftar—the man largely responsible for freeing up Libyan oil production after two…

Can Nigeria And Libya Avoid A Production Cut?

Can Nigeria And Libya Avoid A Production Cut?

Nov 29, 2017 at 16:36 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Beyond discussing the broader terms of the production cut deal, OPEC will crunch the numbers of exempt producers Libya and Nigeria this week to see if their oil production has…

Power Struggles In The DRC Are Hampering Energy Potential

Power Struggles In The DRC Are Hampering Energy Potential

Oct 20, 2017 at 16:32 | Richard Talley

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is known for two dueling realities… Below ground, the DRC sits on immense natural resource wealth, including some of the world’s highest-quality copper…

Who Gets Control Of Libya’s Oil As The Guns Go Silent?

Who Gets Control Of Libya’s Oil As The Guns Go Silent?

Mar 20, 2017 at 10:42 | Irina Slav

The Libyan National Oil Corporation expects to soon regain control over the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil terminals, which were the point of clashes between the Libyan National Army…

Libyan Oil May Be Slipping Out Of Putin’s Reach

Libyan Oil May Be Slipping Out Of Putin’s Reach

Mar 10, 2017 at 13:29 | Zainab Calcuttawala

Last Friday, news broke that the Benghazi Defense Brigades seized control of two major Libyan ports on the “Oil Crescent,” posing a real challenge to Khalifa Haftar and Russia’s grip…

Geopolitical Time Bomb: Chaos In Somaliland Could Trigger Regional Conflict

Geopolitical Time Bomb: Chaos In Somaliland Could Trigger Regional Conflict

Mar 01, 2017 at 12:23 | Gregory R. Copley

The broader conflicts around control of the Red Sea and its littorals are being played out in the new aspects of the transformation of the Republic of Somaliland, which dominates…

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