21 Jun 2018

East Libyan forces retake key oil ports, prepare to resume production

The forces of East Libya announced the recapture of oil points Es Sider and Ras Lanuf after their occupation and closure by opposing rebel groups last Thursday. The closure reduced production by 450,000 barrels per day in a conflict that has continued to impact the global cost of oil as

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25 Mar 2010

Saudi Arabia Busts ‘Terror Cells’ Plotting Oil Attack

“Saudi forces detained more than 100 terror suspects, including some who officials say were plotting attacks on energy installations and military sites in the eastern oil-producing hub of the country. Twelve people in two al-Qaeda cells, all of them Saudis except for one Yemeni, who were arrested were in the

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31 Jan 2010

UPDATE 2-Nigeria pipeline attack forces Shell to cut output | Markets | Reuters

“Royal Dutch Shell said on Sunday it had shut down three pumping stations in Nigeria’s Niger Delta after a key crude oil pipeline was sabotaged. Although there has been no claim of responsibility, the attack occurred a day after Nigeria’s main militant group MEND called off a three-month-old ceasefire and

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