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    1. October 6, 2014

      Dragon Oil set for Petroceltic takeover bid

      Dragon Oil, the cash-rich explorer with production assets off Turkmenistan, is poised to launch a takeover offer for...

    2. September 12, 2013

      Statoil too reliant on Algeria military, says report

      Statoil and its partners in the In Amenas gas plant hit by a terrorist attack in January might have been over-reliant on...

    1. July 1, 2013

      Petrofac to help Kazakhstan boost production from mature fields

      Petrofac is to help Kazakhstan’s state oil company increase production from one of its mature fields as the energy services...

    2. June 25, 2013

      Petrofac predicts no more shock updates

      Petrofac insisted it would meet both short and long-term profits targets as it played down the danger of shock updates...

    3. April 22, 2013

      Petroceltic to sell down Ain Tsila stake

      Petroceltic International has declared itself well placed to raise further funds for a multi-pronged exploration and...

    4. April 8, 2013

      Bribery claims cause outrage in Algeria

      Everyone in the room seemed to be in on the secret. During a meeting of businessmen from Saipem and an Algerian...

    5. April 8, 2013

      Repsol in large gas discovery in Algeria

      Spanish oil company Repsol has made a big natural gas discovery in Algeria, close to the site of January’s bloody...

    6. March 3, 2013

      Libya halts gas exports after militias clash

      Libya temporarily halted gas exports to Italy from the Melitah complex after fighting between rival Libyan militias broke...

    7. February 18, 2013

      Pressure exposes hedge fund within Hess

      A campaign to break up the Hess oil group has exposed for the first time one of the world’s least known – and until...

    8. February 8, 2013

      Eni in graft probe over Algeria contracts

      Prosecutors in Milan are investigating Paolo Scaroni, chief executive of Italy’s state-controlled Eni energy group, and...

    9. January 31, 2013

      Cameron pledges security support for Libya

      David Cameron secured an agreement to dispatch Scottish police to Libya to investigate the Lockerbie bombing during a...

    10. January 30, 2013

      Algeria held back by slow speed of reform

      With a population of 37m, its energy wealth and growing demand for modern infrastructure and consumer products, Algeria on...

    11. January 24, 2013

      Questions raised on In Amenas security

      Details about security arrangements at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria, scene of a dramatic hostage siege earlier this...

    12. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2013

      Algeria: stepping off the gas?

      The choice of target in the recent bloody hostage standoff in Algeria was not by chance. By attacking the gas sector,...

    13. January 20, 2013

      West faces ‘decades’ of conflict in N Africa

      David Cameron has raised the spectre of Britain being sucked into the fight against terrorists in north Africa for “decades”...

    14. January 20, 2013

      Crisis threatens Algeria’s future growth

      Algeria’s rulers have been sitting pretty for years on an ocean of oil and gas, raking in billions in cash that helped buy...

    15. January 20, 2013

      Troops comb plant for bombs and bodies

      Algeria warned on Sunday that the hostage death toll from a four-day siege at its remote In Amenas natural gas facility...

    16. January 18, 2013

      Algeria’s oil and gas: hostile environment

      Even before this week’s terrorist outrage at the In Aménas gasfield, Algeria was a fading star of the oil and gas industry....

    17. January 17, 2013

      Attack shocks Algeria oil industry

      The militant attack on BP’s In Amenas gas plant has shocked the tightly-knit community of foreign oil executives in Algeria,...

    18. January 17, 2013

      Algeria in bloody raid to free hostages

      Algerian security forces armed with attack helicopters and rockets on Thursday stormed the remote natural gas facility where...

    19. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2013

      Mali conflict: watch the spillover

      The conflict in Mali has intensified following the onset of a major French military intervention and promises by Islamists...

    20. June 15, 2011

      Gas Natural calls time on Sonatrach dispute

      Gas Natural, Spain’s biggest gas importer, has called time on a protracted pricing dispute with Algeria’s Sonatrach by...

    21. March 10, 2011

      Anadarko considers Algeria assets seizure

      Anadarko Petroleum has considered seizing the foreign assets of Sonatrach to enforce judgment if the US group wins a $3bn...

    22. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2011

      M&A matchmaking

      There’s been an outbreak of fantasy M&A this Wednesday morning. Credit Suisse reckons Anheuser-Busch InBev should respond to...

    23. October 4, 2010

      Registration dip puts brake on carmakers

      Shares in eurozone carmakers fell sharply on Monday as new registrations in Germany dropped in September, sending top...

    24. May 30, 2010

      Algeria reshuffle hits oil portfolio

      The departure of Chakib Khalil, Algeria’s long-serving oil minister in a cabinet reshuffle announced on Friday night signals...

    25. March 29, 2010

      Petroceltic seeks funds for development

      Petroceltic, the Irish oil and gas explorer, will announce on Monday a $121m (£81m) share placing to fund the development of...

    26. March 29, 2010

      Petroceltic seeks funds for development

      Petroceltic, the Irish oil and gas explorer, will today announce a $121m (£81m) share placing to fund the development of its...

    27. February 3, 2010

      Drilling data lift Petroceltic

      Petroceltic added 8.3 per cent to 13p on the back of another positive drilling report from one of its wells in Algeria.In...

    28. January 18, 2010

      Algeria launches corruption probe into state oil company

      The Algerian authorities are investigating corruption allegations against Mohamed Meziane, the chief executive of Sonatrach,...

    29. January 17, 2010

      Algeria launches corruption probe into state oil company

      The Algerian authorities are investigating corruption allegations against Mohamed Meziane, the chief executive of Sonatrach,...

    30. January 17, 2010

      Algeria starts Sonatrach corruption probe

      The Algerian authorities are investigating corruption allegations against Mohamed Meziane, the chief executive of Sonatrach,...

    31. November 5, 2009

      Oil-gas price link to weaken

      While oil has been transformed during the past 30 years into a vibrantly traded global commodity, natural gas trading...

    32. June 4, 2009

      Energy: LNG set to play key complementary role

      Greece has adopted a new strategy to advance its goal of becoming a regional energy hub, according to Makis Papageorgiou,...

    33. April 8, 2009

      Algeria set for improved oil licensing

      Algeria is planning a new oil and gas licensing round this year with improved terms after the last one in December failed to...

    34. March 17, 2009

      Algeria’s Sonatrach to boost investment by 41%

      Sonatrach, the Algerian energy group and Europe’s second-largest gas provider, has increased its domestic and international...

    35. September 17, 2008

      Brussels takes on Gazprom in Nigeria

      The European Union, increasingly anxious to reduce its dependence on Russian gas following the conflict in Georgia, has...

    36. September 3, 2008

      First Calgary confirms it has received offers

      First Calgary Petroleums acknowledged after its stock jumped 40 per cent that it has received takeover proposals, adding to...

    37. August 11, 2008

      Algeria tightens foreign investor rules

      Algeria has announced tighter terms for foreign investors in what appears to be a review of policy after sharp criticism of...

    38. June 2, 2008

      Athens sends investors positive signals

      Whether by luck or judgment, Greece is becoming more investor-friendly, more ready to stand up for its perceived interests...

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