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Saudi Shale Swindle

The Great Saudi Shale Swindle

The massive Jafurah shale gas…

Iran Sanctions

U.S. Targets 20 Iranian Companies In Fresh Round Of Sanctions

The United States Treasury Department…

Geopolitics / Africa

Libya

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…

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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…

Nigeria oil

Nigerian Ex-President Accused of Backing the Niger Delta Avengers

Aug 09, 2016 at 09:32 | Erwin Cifuentes

A Nigerian rebel group splintered from the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) accused ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and nineteen other politicians of supporting separatist attacks in the oil-rich nation. As…

Helium Tanzania

Giant Helium Find May Spell Trouble For Tanzania

Jul 01, 2016 at 18:44 | Global Risk Insights

The discovery of a massive helium deposit in Tanzania this week has excited both scientists and mining experts, yet for all its potential this new cache holds risks…

Pipeline Burning Nigeria

Nigeria Prepared To Negotiate With Niger Delta Avengers

Jun 07, 2016 at 12:04 | Lincoln Brown

After a string of attacks on Nigeria’s oil infrastructure, its government plans to open talks with the newly formed militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA). As the group continues…

Niger Is Key To West Africa’s Future Security

Niger Is Key To West Africa’s Future Security

Oct 14, 2014 at 15:11 | Global Risk Insights

Niger is consistently ranked on the UN Human Development Index as one of the poorest countries in the world. Spiraling population growth along with frequent droughts has made it nearly…

Libya May Be Focus Of Major Rift Between US And Regional Allies

Libya May Be Focus Of Major Rift Between US And Regional Allies

Aug 28, 2014 at 17:34 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

It had become clear by late August 2014 that Libya could no longer be seen as a unified state; at best it was in two parts, even with the communal…

Nigerian Company to Sue Total, Samsung

Nigerian Company to Sue Total, Samsung

Feb 04, 2014 at 17:08 | Joao Peixe

An indigenous Nigerian oil company is suing major foreign players for allegedly plotting to exclude the local company from a $3.8 billion floating production vessel that was intended to be…

Algeria: The Dynamic Threat

Algeria: The Dynamic Threat

Jan 02, 2014 at 18:25 | Editorial Dept

Algeria is the largest and most powerful nation in the Sahara region, and the third-largest producer of natural gas in the world. Now officials at state-run Sonatrach are saying that…

Africa Energy Advisory

Africa Energy Advisory

Dec 27, 2013 at 11:50 | Editorial Dept

In this week’s Africa energy advisory we look at some key regulatory changes that will affect oil and gas exploration and production in emerging gas venues Tanzania and Mozambique, and…


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