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  Battle for key Libya oil refinery   Libyan forces loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi are fighting rebels for control of a coastal oil refinery in Zawiya Oil cleanup could take 30 years Libyan spokesman: 'We will die for oil' Libyan rebel group sells first oil to U.S. Libyan oil minister 'defects'   Libya rebels to export first oil  The first export of oil from rebel-held areas of eastern Libya for almost three weeks is due to begin later   Rebels forced from Libya oil port Map of Ras Lanuf Libya
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B. 2016-09-28 Oil rallies after Opec ministers announce output cut Algeria
2. 2015-09-17 South Sudan oil tanker blast 'kills 170' Maridi, Western Equatoria, Southern Sudan
D. 2015-02-01 Kidnapped Libya Opec official found Tripoli, Libya
2015-01-06 Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Bodo, Nigeria Delta
F. 2014-03-08 Libya threatens to bomb oil tanker Sidr, Eastern Libya
G. 2013-10-26 Algeria announces major oil discovery Hassi Messaoud, Algeria
7. 2013-07-31 'Oil threat' to Africa's oldest park Virunga National Park, Congo
I. 2013-06-08 Sudan orders South Sudan oil pipeline closed Sudan
J. 2012-09-26 Two Sudans 'reach oil agreement' Ethiopia

Nigeria to remove fuel subsidies Libya oil production 'recovering' Dozens die in pipeline fire Map of Nairobi Kenya
  Oil rallies after Opec ministers announce output cut  The oil producers cartel Opec has agreed a preliminary deal to cut production for the first time in eight years, sending crude prices surgin... South Sudan oil tanker blast 'kills 170'   The tanker had veered off the road in Maridi, Western Equatoria state, and local residents were siphoning off the fuel when the vehicle expl...   Kidnapped Libya Opec official found   The Libyan representative to the oil producers' organisation Opec has been released, more than two weeks after being kidnapped Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Map of Bodo Nigeria  Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to a $84m (55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spills Libya threatens to bomb oil tanker Map of Sidr Libya  Libya's prime minister has threatened to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port Algeria announces major oil discovery   Algeria's energy minister says a new oil field containing an estimated 1.3 billion barrels has been discovered 'Oil threat' to Africa's oldest park   The conservation group WWF is calling on Soco International to abandon its plans to explore for oil in Africa's oldest national park Sudan orders South Sudan oil pipeline closed  Sudan's official news agency says the country's president has ordered the closure of pipelines exporting South Sudanese oil Two Sudans 'reach oil agreement' Sudan and South Sudan in oil deal South Sudan 'nears oil shutdown' Nigeria 'to cut price of petrol'  President Goodluck Jonathan has announced an immediate drop in the price of fuel, following a week of strikes and protests Nigeria fury at fuel price rises


year 2016 Top ^

Sep.28   Algeria


year 2015 Top ^

Sep.17   Southern Sudan
Feb.1   Libya
Jan.6   Nigeria Delta


year 2014 Top ^

Mar.8   Eastern Libya


year 2013 Top ^

Oct.26   Algeria
Jul.31   Congo
Jun.8   Sudan


year 2012 Top ^

Sep.26   Ethiopia
Aug.3   Southern Sudan
Jan.27   Southern Sudan
Jan.15   Nigeria
Jan.2   Nigeria
  Ordinary Nigerians and trade unionists have condemned the government for withdrawing a fuel price subsidy
Jan.1   Nigeria


year 2011 Top ^

Nov.13   Libya
Sep.12   Kenya
  A fuel pipeline exploded in a densely populated Nairobi slum Monday morning, killing at least 55 people but likely more

Aug.17   Libya
Aug.5   Nigeria Delta
Jul.14   Libya
Jun.8   Eastern Libya
May.17   Tunisia
Apr.5   Eastern Libya
Mar.10   Eastern Libya
  The Libyan military worked to wrest control of the key oil port of Ras Lanuf from opposition forces.    Rebels are fleeing the oil port of Ras Lanuf after su...


year 2009 Top ^

Jun.8   Nigeria Shell to pay $15.5 million to settle claims
  Royal Dutch Shell will pay $15.5 million to settle a lawsuit against its Nigerian subsidiary by the family of executed Nigerian environmental activist

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.16   Algeria   Call for record Opec output cut
  Opec leaders are gathering under pressure from Saudi Arabia to make their biggest ever single cut in output as prices plunge Nov.17   Kenya   Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker  Pirates have seized a giant tanker in the Indian Ocean off the Kenyan coast and are steering it towards Somalia Apr.25   Nigeria Oil firms cut output  Industrial action and attacks from militants have forced Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell to cut their production

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.26   Nigeria Pipeline explosion kills at least 260
  A massive explosion and fire ignited as crowds carried away buckets of fuel from a tapped fuel pipeline
 Extreme heat has prevented rescuers from recovering bodie. The fire burned for 12 hours after the blast. Many of the bodies were burnt beyond recognition
Nov.22   Nigeria Kidnapped British oil worker dies in rescue  Nigerian troops tried to free 7 foreigners abducted from an offshore oil field May.12   Nigeria Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200
Map of Lagos%3B Nigeria
  Vandals are thought to have caused the explosion on the outskirts of the city of Lagos; all of them were killed


year 2004 Top ^

Oct.10   Nigeria Fuel price strike starts
  A 4-day general strike. More strikes would follow if a 25% increase was not reversed

year 2003 Top ^

Jun.21   Nigeria 105 killed in oil blast  An explosion has killed at least 105 villagers trying to siphon off fuel


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