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Is This A Turning Point In Libya’s Civil War?

Jul 03, 2019 at 16:12 | Nick Cunningham

Libya’s civil war has taken a catastrophic turn, plunging the country even deeper into crisis. An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants on the outskirts of Tripoli, killing at…

API: Trade War Already Hurts U.S. Energy Exports

Jun 28, 2019 at 16:49 | Haley Zaremba

Donald Trump has threatened to continue escalating the United States’ trade war with China by introducing another round of tariffs on exports from the world’s second-largest economy. This time the…

One Huge Supply Risk Oil Market Shouldn’t Be Ignoring

May 29, 2019 at 12:47 | Tsvetana Paraskova

While the oil market is fixated on the U.S.-China trade war for signs of demand, and on Iran, Venezuela, and the Middle East for signs of more supply disruptions, investors…

The Biggest Catalyst In Oil Markets Is Going Unnoticed

May 08, 2019 at 16:42 | Nick Cunningham

Oil prices have fallen sharply on fears of a global economic slowdown, but the markets are overlooking the possibility of a serious outage in Libya as civil war drags on.…

President Of African Oil Producer Sudan Toppled In Military Coup

Apr 11, 2019 at 10:49 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Omar al-Bashir, long-term President of Sudan, was toppled from power by the military on Thursday and placed under “heavy guard”, following months of protests against the government and its…

Big Oil Faces Multibillion Dollar Fallout From Algeria Crisis

Apr 09, 2019 at 12:49 | Irina Slav

The oil patch is reeling from a political crisis in Algeria that first saw Exxon halt its prospective shale ambitions in the country, and has now spread to major trading…

China-South Sudan Oil Deal Raises Red Flags

Apr 08, 2019 at 14:00 | Tim Daiss

China has long been criticized for imposing massive debt on developing countries as well as securing their natural resources to help them build up infrastructure with funding by Beijing, something…

New Offensive Brings Libya To The Brink Of War

Apr 04, 2019 at 16:46 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Forces loyal to Libya’s eastern strongman General Khalifa Haftar are advancing west toward the capital Tripoli in a renewed confrontation between the rival administrations that could escalate and threaten…

What’s Next For Algeria As Bouteflika Steps Down

Apr 04, 2019 at 14:16 | Gregory R. Copley

What does the resignation on April 2, 2019, of Algerian Pres. Abdelaziz Bouteflika mean for the future of his country and the region, and why was the Algerian military so…

This Is the Algerian End Game That Has Oil Investors Worried

Mar 29, 2019 at 18:27 | Damir Kaletovic

Protests that erupted six weeks ago in Algeria have now transformed into a million-strong force against aging Algerian strongman President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, with Exxon having already called the political…

The End-Game For Libya’s Oil Crescent

Feb 20, 2019 at 17:00 | Cyril Widdershoven

Libyan officials have stated that the control of the El Sharara oilfield has been handed over by LNA forces to Libyan oil security forces, the state controlled oil guards. Even…

Can China Save South Sudan’s Oil Sector?

Dec 19, 2018 at 13:41 | Tim Daiss

War-torn South Sudan could become a significant oil producer in the region if the country can manage to maintain a peace deal reached between warring sides in September. However, according…

A Storm Is Brewing In The Southern Gas Corridor

Jun 22, 2018 at 17:08 | Vanand Meliksetian

No fewer than Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci attended a gathering in…

New Players Enter The European Gas Game

Jun 08, 2018 at 16:58 | Vanand Meliksetian

The expansion of the European Union in 2004 and 2007 indirectly led to several crises at a level not seen since the oil embargo of 1973. The accession of several…

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?

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

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

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

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?

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…

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