Category: Africa

Activists push for disclosure of oil, gas payments to host nations

Humanitarian activists launched a campaign Friday urging federal regulators to finalize rules that would require oil, gas and mining companies to disclose their payments to U.S. and foreign governments for developing the nations’ natural resources.  More »

Nigeria: 2 presumed dead after Chevron rig fire

Chevron Corp. says it has ended its search for two workers who went missing in a fire on an offshore rig near Nigeria’s coast.  More »

Big natural gas discovery in offshore Mozambique for Anadarko

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has made another significant discovery of natural gas in offshore Mozambique, with success of its seventh appraisal well in the Rovuma basin area.  More »

Afren announces oil discovery off Nigeria coast

Afren PLC says it has discovered a new oil find just off Nigeria’s southern coast.  More »

Nigerian unions suspend protest, strike on fuel subsidies remains

Nigerian labor unions suspended protests while continuing a general strike over fuel subsidies in Africa’s top crude producer after President Goodluck Jonathan’s announcement of a gasoline-price cut fell short of their demands.  More »

Nigerian unions vow to paralyze oil output

Nigeria’s two main oil unions threatened to shut output in Africa’s top crude producer as a national strike entered its fourth day, mounting pressure on President Goodluck Jonathan to restore fuel subsidies.  More »

Nigerian fuel price strike may disrupt Shell’s oil production

Nigerian workers began a national strike after fuel costs more than doubled, threatening to shut ports and disrupt output from Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Chevron Corp. (CVX) in Africa’s largest crude producer.  More »

Nigeria: Shell fixing pipeline hit by oil thieves

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it is repairing a trunkline after detecting a leak blamed on oil thieves in Nigeria’s oil-stained southern delta.  More »

Royal Dutch Shell says Nigeria spill contained

The worst Nigeria offshore oil spill in more than a decade has been contained before reaching the West African nation’s coast, officials with Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Monday, less than a week after one of its lines bled crude into the Atlantic Ocean.  More »

Shell oil spill off Nigeria likely worst in decade

An oil spill near the coast of Nigeria is likely the worst to hit those waters in a decade, a government official said today, as slicks from the Royal Dutch Shell PLC spill approached the southern shoreline.  More »

Shell, Eni buy Nigeria offshore oil field rights

Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Italian oil firm Eni SpA have purchased rights to an offshore oil field near Nigeria’s coast that could hold as much as 9 billion barrels of oil, the companies said today.  More »

3 foreign oil workers, 2 from US, freed in Nigeria

Authorities say gunmen have released at least two workers who were kidnapped two weeks ago from a ship supplying a Chevron Corp. offshore oil field in waters off Nigeria.  More »

Nigeria firm announces $147.5M oil field purchase

A Nigerian oil company says it paid $147.5 million for a stake in an onshore oil field once owned by Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Eni SpA and Total SA.  More »

Anadarko doubles estimate for natural gas discovery in Mozambique

Results from its latest appraisal well in offshore Mozambique led Anadarko to increase the estimated amount of recoverable natural gas to 15 to 30 trillion cubic feet.  More »

Shell says oil spill strikes Nigeria pipeline

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says one of its pipelines running through Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta has spilled crude oil in the region, causing unknown damage.  More »
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