Africa
Tripoli has only one option - it must free us, says Jadhran
8 October 2013
Ibrihim Jadhran's skills were once so valued by the Libyan government, he was granted a top post with the country's Petroleum Facilities Guard. Now, after ordering his troops to seize control of a swathe of Libya's vital oil-export ports, Tripoli sees him as the main threat to the country's stability. Wil Crisp meets the eastern Libya rebel in his Ajdabiya headquarters
Cairo looks to increase upstream efforts and ease IOC pain
30 September 2013
With foreign oil companies owed about $6 billion, Egypt's interim, military-backed government must make tough choices as it looks to keep production and investment flowing
NOC is struggling amid another crisis in Libya
23 August 2013
Libya is in chaos. Can its state oil firm survive intact?
Troubled times for Algeria's Sonatrach oil firm
23 August 2013
Poor fiscal terms, scandals and political insecurity are undermining Algeria's upstream and the hopes of its state oil firm
Libyan oil protection force an illicit oil trade
20 August 2013
Tripoli threatens military action against any tanker lifting illegal cargoes
Oil remains source of conflict for the Sudans
8 July 2013
Oil could bind the two Sudans together. For now, it remains another source of conflict between them
Egyptian production struggling with domestic demand
8 July 2013
Energy production is not keeping up with soaring domestic demand, damaging the economy in the country that launched the Arab uprisings
Libya's problems mount and threaten oil sector
8 July 2013
The civil war ended the Qadhafi regime but persistent political chaos and violence is a growing threat to the country's oil sector
Gabon confronts the producers amid new oil policy
18 June 2013
Oil companies operating in Gabon seem set for a bumpy ride as the government gives wings to its new oil policy
Eye of the storm for Libyan oil industry amid political issues
29 May 2013
Is Libya’s oil sector immune to the country’s political turmoil, asks Derek Brower
Uneasiness in Equatorial Guinea over government spending
3 May 2013
Production is rising again, promising oil and gas discoveries are being made and new licences have been awarded - but many are uneasy about the way the government spends its revenue
West Africa’s oil and gas sector faces a pivotal few years
26 March 2013
Instability in the region has impacted upon exports, but can these countries overcome this to become reliable wordwide players?
Nigeria hits a rough patch as oil producer after missteps
26 March 2013
A series of missteps threaten to unseat the country's place as a prime oil producer
Angola seeks fresh investment and new markets
26 March 2013
As the US reduces its imports, the country looks elsewhere to sell its oil
Security risks from militants loom large in West Africa
26 March 2013
Increasing attacks on oil and gas firms in West Africa have forced governments and firms to take precautions
Terror attack casts long shadow over Algeria’s troubled upstream
24 January 2013
BP fears the worst as the outcomes of the terror attack on Tigantourine wet-gas complex remain unknown
The Tigantourine crisis is over, but new ones await Algeria
24 January 2013
The murder of oil workers in Algeria was a shocking, barbarous act. The dead men at the Tigantourine wet-gas complex, near In Amenas, were not politicians or soldiers. They were innocent oilmen doing their job. That they are now targets of terrorists in the Sahel opens a disturbing new chapter for the oil industry in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), with serious ramifications for the region's governments and investors alike.
Libya reaches 1.6 million b/d output milestone, promises more to come
7 November 2012
Libya’s oil production has reached 1.6 million barrels a day (b/d), confirming the country’s output recovery just over a year after civil war shut in its output
PGNiG to return to Libya for first time since civil war
7 November 2012
The Polish company could resume operations this month, after leaving due to conflict
Not quite scramble time for Libyan investors after elections
26 July 2012
Libya’s first post-Qadhafi elections had many positives. But clarity for investors is not yet among them
Uncertain future for Libya as new books track the country's past
10 July 2012
Two recent books tell the story of the uprising that toppled Muammar Qadhafi. But the new country’s future is still up for grabs
International Gas Union sets focus on Africa’s gas realms
10 July 2012
Khaled Abubakr speaks to Ian Lewis about the growing importance of Africa’s gas
Both Sudans pay high price for output shut-in
6 July 2012
In a bid to force Sudan's hand in talks over oil infrastructure access, in February South Sudan halted all its production. The shut-in is still in place and both countries are suffering as revenues dry up
Sudan’s oil war intensifies six months after independence
25 January 2012
South Sudan is again locked in conflict with its former rulers in Khartoum. This time, oil is the weapon of choice for both
Nigeria’s energy unions cry wolf as markets dismiss threat
17 January 2012
The energy market has grown increasingly dismissive of Nigeria’s oil and gas unions and their seemingly empty threats to shut in the county’s energy exports
Sudan on brink of new oil war as air force bombs refugee camp
10 November 2011
The Sudanese air force today flew a sortie across the international border with South Sudan, and bombed a refugee camp