Africa
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
Libya defies forecasts and quickly ramps up oil production
25 October 2011
The swift recovery of oil production defies outsiders’ expectations
After Qadhafi, the new test is uniting Libya
21 October 2011
The dictator's death ends the war in Libya. Can the NTC now govern with authority?
Libya oil output to double by November
10 October 2011
Leaked report provides updates on oil production from the all the country's fields; output nearing 370,000 b/d
Oil and politics – Libya’s risky business
7 October 2011
The swift resumption and return to pre-war levels of oil production will be crucial to the success of a new Libya. A transparent oil and gas framework is vital
Rivalries threaten Libya’s new rulers
3 October 2011
The NTC is struggling to control factional differences within the country. Will it be able to govern with authority?
As Libya’s crude output rises, so do oil workers’ expectations
29 September 2011
Talk to Libyan oilmen and their message is as optimistic as it is clear: they’re bringing their sector back on stream quickly and are ready to supply the West with its light sweet crude. They’re not wrong
Libya nears appointment of new oil minister
20 September 2011
Internal rivalries are still hitting the National Transitional Council’s (NTC) efforts to form a new Libyan government and uncertainty hangs over the future of Mahmoud Jibril, the fledgling government’s second-in-command