Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has attempted to placate militants in the Niger Delta. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Small investors wait for PIB to calm Nigerian violence

Nigeria has attempted to calm militants in the Niger Delta, but more needs to be done to reassure companies working there.

By Miriam Malek 24 April 2017
Riot in Barcelona Place, Tunisia, May 2011. Algeria was one of the few countries to prevent such serious uprisings. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Algerian gas and the risk of contagion from Arab revolutions

With the revolution in neighbouring Tunisia, Algeria was at the top of many observers’ “contagion” watch list, especially following the start of a wave of nationwide protests on 5 January.

25 May 2011
Shale gas rig. (PA) Exploration & Production

Obstacles loom large for South African shale gas

Shale gas reserves could make a valuable contribution to South Africa’s efforts to cut carbon emissions and improve energy security. But a government moratorium on exploration and strong opposition

23 May 2011
Companies & Finance

Libya’s NOC head defects

The head of Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC), Shokri Ghanem, has defected to Tunisia, becoming the latest high profile figure to abandon Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.

19 May 2011
A pro-Gaddafi soldier stands on a tank next to the minaret of a destroyed mosque in Zawiya 50km west of Tripoli March 2011. (PA) Exploration & Production

Eni contains Libyan impact despite industry shutdown

With oil and gas operations in Libya disrupted by the insurrection against Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, Italy’s Eni has managed to remain shielded from the impact.

18 May 2011
Exploration & Production

BG Group expands in East Africa

A consortium of companies, led by UK-based BG Group, has signed production-sharing contracts with the Kenyan government for two offshore blocks in a further sign of East Africa’s burgeoning exploration potential.

18 May 2011

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