Category: Africa

Nigeria: Pipeline attacked in oil-rich delta

Italian oil firm Eni SpA says a pipeline carrying some of its crude out of Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta has been attacked.  More »

Q&A: Daniel Yergin found surprises while writing ‘The Quest’

The oil industry historian gives us the inside story on his latest book — and reveals what he had to leave out.  More »

Sailor abducted off ship supplying Exxon oil rig in Nigeria

Gunmen attacked a ship Friday off Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta, kidnapping one man and leaving another wounded.  More »

International law firm looking to buy a Houston firm

SNR Denton says it wants to have a presence in Houston, but it’s not just going to open an office — it’s going to buy an entire law firm.  More »

Report: Cos. paid bribes to secure oil in Liberia *update*

International firms and local officials are paying bribes to secure future contracts in Liberia, a report by a London-based watchdog said today, even though Oil is yet to be discovered in the country.  More »

Princeton student creates low cost, more efficient solar panel

Princeton University student Eden Full, 19, was awarded more than $380,000 to help spur development of her solar panels that track the sun without the use of electricity.  More »

Fuel truck explosion kills 4 in Kenya, injures 35

A medical official says four people died when a fuel tanker truck exploded in western Kenya.  More »

Nigeria expects oil to settle to $75 per barrel

Nigeria’s government is planning for a 2012 budget that will see oil production in Africa’s most populous nation at 2.48 million barrels a day.  More »

Kenya gov’t warned about pipe explosion danger

The Kenyan government was repeatedly warned about the dangers of people living on top of a gasoline pipeline that leaked fuel and exploded days ago, killing 95 people, experts said today.  More »

IEA cuts forecast for crude oil demand

The International Energy Agency cut global oil demand forecasts for this year and next as the economic recovery falters.  More »

Libyan oil production expected to ramp up faster

Oil production in Libya should ramp up faster than previously forecast, the International Energy Agency said today, but the North African country still won’t be at full capacity at the end of next year.  More »

At least 75 Kenyans dead after pipeline explosion

A local official says at least 75 bodies have been recovered after an explosion of a gasoline pipeline running through a slum in Kenya’s capital.  More »
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