Africa
Attack at Libya's Es-Sider threatens oil industry
14 January 2015
The attack at Es-Sider has plunged the country's oil industry into its ever-deepening civil war
Angola and Nigeria hurt by US tight oil production
23 October 2014
Oil production in the US is hurting West Africa’s Opec members, even as their own output rises
Energy investment key to Africa’s economic growth
22 October 2014
The area needs $3 trillion investment in infrastructure by 2030, says the IEA
Egypt gives IOCs hope despite major challenges
6 August 2014
Despite the major operational challenges they face, international oil and gas companies (IOCs) with interests in Egypt have some cause for comfort
End of Libyan oil blockade comes with risks
25 July 2014
An agreement to resume exports has reassured oil markets. But several hurdles remain, Chris Stephen reports from Tripoli
South Sudan struggling to develop oil industry
4 July 2014
Three years on, the euphoria surrounding South Sudan’s independence has ebbed away as the country slides deeper into civil war
Meeting East Africa's oil expectations in Kenya
29 May 2014
The next 12 months will be critical for the region's hydrocarbons play. But as Will Crisp discovers, the challenges ahead extend beyond firming up reserves
New books tell of Sudan and South Sudan's troubled relationship
29 May 2014
Two new books tell the sorry tale of South Sudan and Sudan, and the oil at the heart of their dysfunctional relationship. Review by Anthea Pitt
Egypt needs to reform to ensure post-revolution investment
17 March 2014
Egyptian policy-makers face significant challenges - not least stabilising the country's energy sector and encouraging much-needed inward investment
North Africa Silurian hot shale has potential
24 January 2014
The region has plenty of unconventional oil to exploit. Politics is the only real obstacle
Madagascar could lead unconventionals push
24 January 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa holds known oil sands and shale oil resources, but politics make exploitation tricky
Angola faces oil production and development problems
22 January 2014
The one-time tiger of the oil world has lost its way
South Sudan conflict could cripple oil industry for decades
22 January 2014
The fighting beween the two Sudans has caused much loss of life and yet both sides could cause untold damage to their long-term economic future
Beijing may rethink hands-off approach in South Sudan
22 January 2014
Conflict in the area is causing worry for China and the CNPC, who are heavily invested in South Sudan
Sharp fall in Angola's production capacity
22 January 2014
Angola has seen a substantial loss of production capacity as older fields decline
Libya's rebels struggle to secure cash and recognition
20 January 2014
Oil remains at the heart of an increasingly bitter war of words between the government in Tripoli and Benghazi-based insurgents
Libya rebels warn oil port bid will result in extreme anarchy
13 December 2013
The rebel group that controls three of Libya’s biggest oil ports has rejected a pledge by Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan to reopen the terminals on 15 December
Nigeria's NNPC accused of withholding oil revenue
12 December 2013
The Central Bank of Nigeria says the withheld revenues total almost $50 billion
Tanzania's offshore gas plans slow amid protests
25 October 2013
Tanzania's offshore gas reserves are developing quickly. Plans to use the resource are not. Hopeful LNG exporters will have to be patient
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