Africa
Libyan rebels advance, but troubles await
14 July 2011
Qadhafi cannot hang on much longer. But what comes after for Libya and the country’s oil sector? Derek Brower reports
Exclusive: Tunisia bank helping Qadhafi evade fuel embargo
28 June 2011
Alubaf International Bank Tunis is providing a letter of credit to traders willing to break an embargo on supplies of fuel to parts of Libya still under Muammar Qadhafi’s control
Qadhafi loyalists replace Ghanem in top oil job
20 June 2011
Omran Abukraa has been appointed chairman of Libya’s state-owned National Oil Company
Qadhafi’s days are numbered amid sanctions and shortages
14 June 2011
Sanctions, fuel shortages and Nato attacks have taken their toll. Qadhafi’s departure is imminent
One step forward, one back, for Libya rebels' oil exports
14 June 2011
Libya's rebels have found a way to export oil through a pipeline to Tobruk
EXCLUSIVE: EU chokes Qadhafi's fuel supply
2 June 2011
Brussels tightens sanctions regime; Direct trade with Tripoli targeted
Libya at the crossroads as Western powers intensify campaign
26 May 2011
Stifling Qadhafi’s fuel supplies might end the war. But, with the country’s political structures and its economy virtually destroyed, what comes after?
EXCLUSIVE: Defector Ghanem on the move from Libya
18 May 2011
Shokri Ghanem, the latest high-profile defector from Muammar Qadhafi’s regime, has left Tunisia and is believed to be heading for Dubai, Petroleum Economist has learned
Libya in limbo as fighting concentrates on oil infrastructure
27 April 2011
“Nato: do it right or leave the fight!” reads a sign in Benghazi, heart of the rebellion against Libya’s Muammar Qadhafi
The war for Libya’s oil
27 April 2011
Derek Brower reports from inside the rebel-held east of the country
EXCLUSIVE: Libyan rebels will reward their ‘friends’
20 April 2011
Libya’s TNC shuts door on Ghanem; post-conflict oil output to soar; Tarhouni vows to honour Qadhafi-era contracts
EXCLUSIVE: Libya rebels eye oil restart in weeks
19 April 2011
The resumption of oil production, and exports, from rebel-controlled Libyan oilfields is vital to the success of the insurgency
EXCLUSIVE: Libya’s rebels beg West for cash
19 April 2011
Tarhouni calls on Europe to open Qadhafi's foreign bank accounts
Market holds breath as Nigeria goes to polls
13 April 2011
Energy markets have been on edge in case Nigeria’s month-long elections spark violence against oil and gas installations in the volatile Niger Delta
Uganda on the road to production after settling Tullow tax dispute
12 April 2011
The settlement of Tullow’s tax dispute with the government paves the way for a new African oil producer
A division of the spoils: Uncertainty for Libya's energy sector
31 March 2011
As UN-backed military action targets Qadhafi's forces, Libya's oil and gas industry faces a difficult and uncertain future
Sudan referendum expected to end in partition
27 January 2011
Announcement of the referendum result is expected in early February, and is almost certain to result in secession
Sudan: High stakes, high diplomacy for a country split
28 October 2010
AFRICA is due to welcome a new state in January, when South Sudan votes in a referendum for independence from the north – or, if the referendum is delayed, simply declares independence
Niger Delta stability in the balance, as Forcados oil exports resume
1 July 2010
THE RESUMPTION of exports from Shell's Forcados oil terminal reflects an improved security situation in the Niger Delta following last year's militant amnesty. But doubts over the region's long-term stability threaten to jeopardise badly needed investment
Sudan: Divided inheritance for oil sector
2 June 2010
PRESIDENT Omar Bashir won a decisive victory in Sudan's April elections, with 68% of the vote. Salva Kiir retained his job as president of Sudan's semi-autonomous south, with 93% of the South Sudan vote
Nigeria: New talks on petroleum reform
2 June 2010
THE GOVERNMENT's controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), which had been due to become law early this year, is set to be reworked following criticism from the producing companies
Make-or-break time for Nigerian oil
4 May 2010
The government's oil reforms, seen initially as positive for the industry, have been high-jacked by the country's legislators and now threaten upstream investment, Martin Quinlan writes
Angola: alarm-bells ring in Cabinda
1 March 2010
The recent murderous attack on a foreign football team has allowed the Cabindan separatist movement to take the world stage – and it raises security concerns for about a quarter of Angola's oil production, Martin Quinlan writes
Egypt: oil firms taking the rough with the smooth
1 March 2010
Modest increases in Egypt's oil and gas reserves are keeping IOCs interested, despite concerns over investment terms, writes Digby Lidstone