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The Ain Amenas gas field in Algeria, where Islamist militants raided and took hostages Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Kjetil Alsvik, Statoil via NTB scanpix, File)

More gas found in Algeria region hit by 2013 hostage-taking

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An al-Qaida splinter attacked the nearby Ain Amenas gas plant in January 2013, resulting in the death of 40 plant workers, mostly foreigners.
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Algeria oil corruption trial begins after 5-year delay

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In a packed courthouse that included the ambassadors of Italy, the U.S. and Germany, prosecutors read out the charges against former head of Sonatrach, Mohammed Meziane, his two sons, and 16 other company officials.
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H.E. Youcef Yousfi, the Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines, gives the opening keynote during CERAWeek on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Houston.  (Photo: Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)

Algeria to boost oil production in face of falling prices

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Youcef Yousfi told the parliament Thursday that Algeria was working on dozens of deposits and studying the possibility of boosting production to increase revenues.
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Oil falls to 5-year low as supply glut seen lingering

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Futures plunged 46 percent this year, set for the biggest annual drop since 2008, as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries resisted supply cuts to defend market share in response to the highest U.S. output in three decades.
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Working overseas dangerous, lucrative for oil and gas employees

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Terrorist groups have increasingly been targeting oil and gas workers for their lucrative kidnapping ransoms.
Iran's Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh (center) speaks to journalists prior to the start of a meeting OPEC in 2013. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Iran vows to guard oil-market share as OPEC to review output

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Iran’s crude output has languished under international economic sanctions that deter foreign energy investors and limit its exports to approximately 1 million barrels a day.
Iran's Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh (AP Photo/Hans Punz)

Oil slide prompts Iran’s oil minister to visit UAE

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OPEC producers have stepped up their diplomatic visits before the group’s meeting in Vienna, potentially seeking a consensus on how to react to oil prices at a four-year low.
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OPEC’s weak links feeling pain

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While the Saudi Arabia is as flush with cash as ever, the finances of some fellow OPEC members are deteriorating quickly.
The Ain Amenas gas field in Algeria, where Islamist militants raided and took hostages Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Kjetil Alsvik, Statoil via NTB scanpix)

Family says BP lied about man’s cause of death in terrorist attack

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The family of a Houston man killed in a terror attack on a BP plant in Algeria early last year claims the oil company lied about how the man died and that its Internet access policy contributed to his death.
A platform works on ConocoPhillips' Jasmine Field project in the North Sea. (ConocoPhillilps)

Asset sales boost Conoco’s quarterly profit as revenue drops

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ConocoPhillips’ fourth-quarter earnings rose 79 percent, largely due to asset sales in Algeria and the Caspian Sea, the company reported Thursday.