Marathon Oil's corporate headquarters in Houston.  (AP file photo/Pat Sullivan)

West Africa deep-water discovery disappoints

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Exploration and production firm Marathon Oil Corp. announced a new deep-water natural gas discovery Monday off the coast of West Africa.
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Libya’s oil revenues crippled amid port protests

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Libya’s state-run National Oil Corp. declared a force majeure on oil exports from the country’s Es Sider, Ras Lanuf, Zueitina and El Brega ports, according to a document obtained by Bloomberg News.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

Report: Egypt unrest not affecting oil shipments through Suez Canal

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Egypt plays a key role in international energy markets by operating the Suez Canal and Suez-Mediterranean, or Sumed, Pipeline.
An unidentified man walks along oil pipelines belonging to Agip Oil company in Obrikom, Nigeria. AP Photo/George Osodi)

Shell moves to Nigerian offshore fields amid onshore woes

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At Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s (RDSA) compound in the Nigerian city of Warri, the gate is locked, the grounds are empty and grass has overgrown since Europe’s biggest oil company closed its operations in March after more than 40 years.
Categories: Accidents, Africa, Pipelines
The Eirik Raude semi-submersible rig operates on the Jubilee Field offshore Ghana. (Photo: Tullow Oil)

Tullow says wells in Mozambique, French Guiana fail to find oil

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Tullow Oil Plc (TLW), a U.K. oil and gas explorer, said wells in Mozambique and French Guiana failed to make discoveries.
A drilling rig working for Houston-based Vaalco Energy approaches  the Ebouri platform, offshore Gabon. (Vaalco Energy)

When the next desk over is an ocean away

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While technology has the power to upend old ways of doing things – allowing production companies to shut down offshore production platforms remotely, for example – it also has raised new questions.
Categories: Africa
Marathon Oil's corporate headquarters in Houston.  (AP file photo/Pat Sullivan)

Marathon Oil sells offshore Angola stake for $1.5 billion

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Marathon Oil Corp. is shedding its stake in an offshore block in southern Africa for $1.5 billion as part a divestment program that the exploration and production firm started two years ago.
Oil mining employees walk near the first well to restart production in the Thar Jath field in Unity state on April 6. South Sudan restarted oil production on April 6, ending a bitter 15-month row with former civil war foe Sudan and marking a major breakthrough in relations after bloody border clashes last year. HANNAH MCNEISH/AFP/Getty Images

Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda agree on oil pipelines

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One pipeline would end South Sudan’s dependence on Sudan for its oil exports.
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(AP file photo/George Osodi)

‘Incredible increase’ in oil, gas in East Africa

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East Africa is in the middle of an incredible energy boom that is likely to last decades, according to energy industry executives who gathered this week in Kenya’s capital in a sign of the region’s growing prominence.
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Shell Nigeria says explosion forces pipeline closure

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The area in southern Nigeria already has suffered decades of oil spills.
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