Author: Chris Stephen
Libyan production languishes under ‘illegal blockade’
4 August 2020
National Oil Corporation reports its lowest production since the blockade started in January as external forces gear up for clash over Sirte basin oilfields
Turkey drills in troubled waters
25 June 2020
The deployment of the Yavuz in a section of the Mediterranean claimed by Cyprus pushes the region closer to open conflict
Turkey strengthens Libyan position
16 June 2020
The Erdogan regime is further shaking up the East Mediterranean geopolitical and energy landscape
Libya oil port shutdown drags on
20 March 2020
A swift resolution to the blockade looks unlikely as fighting continues in Tripoli and the UN searches for a new mediator
Libya’s Sanallah calls for external help
31 January 2020
The NOC chief wants assistance to get the country exporting oil again
IOCs retain Algerian caution
12 November 2019
Sceptical Western investors adopt wait-and-see attitude even after Algeria’s interim government agreed a draft hydrocarbons law
Libya’s oil caught in the middle
22 October 2019
Instability continues to derail oil authorities’ attempts to persuade IOCs to return
Iran seeks to read Trump's mind
16 September 2019
The devastating attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil sector have left the kingdom and its allies dazed
EU hopes against hope on Iran
29 August 2019
President Emmanuel Macron of France has offered himself as a broker in the US-Iran Gulf standoff, but the chances of an agreement are small
Iran plays naval cat-and-mouse game in the Gulf
5 August 2019
Western military protection for its tankers is expanding, but unconventional tactics remain a threat
Tankers improvise to avoid Gulf tensions
2 August 2019
Tankers are crossing sea-lanes and hugging the coasts to avoid high-risk areas in the Strait of Hormuz
Morocco prioritises world's largest solar plant
1 August 2019
Project is the centrepiece of a strategy that promises to generate more than half of its electricity from renewables by 2030
Libya's Sharara restarts after brief force majeure
24 July 2019
The fate of the Sharara field has become entwined with a campaign for better basic services for the inhabitants of southern Libya
Libya sends out warning signs
13 June 2019
Uncertainty over the fate of Tripoli and recent statements by the government there are sending negative messages to IOCs
Waiting for the dust to settle in Algeria
23 May 2019
Political turmoil is unsettling Algeria’s energy sector and its IOC investors
Libya's oil fields fall into Haftar's hands
3 April 2019
The latest military moves leave the government in Tripoli increasingly under siege
Eastern forces expand Libyan energy sector grip
5 March 2019
Warlord Khalifa Haftar has captured the country's largest oil field, putting a new question mark over the fragile oil recovery
Egypt lures in IOCs
28 February 2019
The cornerstone of the country's energy reforms aims to tempt foreign firms wary of setting foot in the Egyptian market
Egypt's gas paradox
28 February 2019
Importing gas may seem counterintuitive, but a deal to do just that is part of the country's gas renaissance
Egypt's gas gold rush
28 February 2019
February's oil and gas conference in Cairo attracted firms from around the world for one simple reason: Egypt's gas sector is booming
Libya's stepping stone to normality
18 January 2019
Eni leads a return to oil exploration in Libya for the first time since the 2011 Arab Spring revolution
Militant conflict to constrain Libya's oil resurgence
10 January 2019
The oil recovery will continue, if the civil war and political spats allow it
One step forward, two back in Libya
5 October 2018
An IS attack on the Tripoli HQ of Libya’s battered oil industry has presented the sector with its sternest test yet
Conflict cripples Libya's oil sector
3 July 2018
The latest battle for Libya’s key oil ports—the fourth in as many years—leaves vital infrastructure destroyed and the country’s production recovery in jeopardy
Total's new MENA adventures
8 May 2018
The company is set to benefit from shale in the Middle East despite having shunned it elsewhere
Algeria's expansion strategy
12 April 2018
The country's energy sector has big ideas for the future—if the creaking political establishment will approve them
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