Africa
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
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
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
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
NOC is struggling amid another crisis in Libya
23 August 2013
Libya is in chaos. Can its state oil firm survive intact?
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?
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
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