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Militants attack oil field in central Libya, kill 8

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A company statement said the attackers came from the north, an apparent reference to the city of Sirte, seized by an Islamic State affiliate last month.
(AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Libya says 11 oil fields non-operational after Islamic State attacks

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The National Oil Corporation blamed authorities in the Libyan-capital of Tripoli, set up by Islamist-backed militias, for failing to protect the oil fields.
(AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Libya Islamists seen capturing oil Field in quest for funding

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The militia that captured the Al-Mabruk field Wednesday could be a local branch of Islamic State a spokesman of the national Petroleum Facilities Guard said.
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Libyan fighter jets bomb Greek tanker ship, killing 2

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Libya is split between a United Nations-recognized government in the east and Islamists who control Tripoli in the west.
In this  2010 file photo, men walk in an oil slick covering a creek near Bodo City in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

Nigeria’s allure dulled by oil price, Boko Haram

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Seven months since the government rebased its economy to claim it was Africa’s largest, at about $523 billion, the central bank has devalued its currency and pushed the benchmark interest rate to a record 13 percent.
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Iraq’s biggest oil plant to reopen after militants ousted

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Iraqi troops will expel the militants from areas near a pipeline supplying the refinery 130 miles north of Baghdad.
The United Kalavryta, shown in the Gulf in late July, about 60 miles off Galveston's coast. (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)

Tanker carrying disputed crude hasn’t moved or unloaded oil

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A tanker remains anchored off Galveston two weeks after it arrived carrying 1 million barrels of crude it can’t unload because of a dispute involving ownership of oil produced in Iraq.
An abandoned watchtower and lines of barbed wire are seen surrounding Iraq's largest oil refinery as smoke rises from a petroleum gas flare, in the city of Beiji, north of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

Iraq militants launch fresh raid on oil refinery

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Sunni militants launched a dawn raid Wednesday on a key Iraqi oil refinery they have been trying to take for days but were repelled by security forces, a commander on the scene said.
(AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani, File)

Iraq upheaval threatens oil development plans

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The turmoil in Iraq has thrown the OPEC member’s ambitious plans to boost oil production into doubt, threatening to crimp its most vital economic lifeline.
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Five things to know about how Iraq’s turmoil affects oil markets

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Sarah Haggas, an expert on the Middle East region for the energy team at consulting firm IHS, explains what you need to know about how turmoil in Iraq by militant group ISIS is affecting the energy sector.