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Colombian Guerrillas Attack Oil Company Camp

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrillas attacked a camp belonging to a contractor employed by oil company Ecopetrol in the remote El Catatumbo region, near the border with Venezuela. No one was injured, the officials say
14 January 2009 , 13:36Ksenia Kochneva9260

Australian Oil Cos Prepare For Tropical Cyclone Billy

They are making arrangements to ensure safety offshore at oil and gas fields in the path of the storm
24 December 2008 , 10:33Ksenia Kochneva7820

One Killed in Attack on ExxonMobil in Nigeria

Mobil Producing Nigeria, a subsidiary of US oil group ExxonMobil, said Thursday one person was killed during an attack on one of its convoys in the southern Nigerian state of Akwa Ibom
05 December 2008 , 12:30Ksenia Kochneva11040

Pirates Attack Chinese Fishing Vessel Near Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone police say pirates attacked a Chinese fishing vessel in a rare attack off West Africa that ended with four suspects dead
28 November 2008 , 10:14Jo Amey9270

60 Drilling Platforms Destroyed by Hurricanes

Hurricanes Gustav and Ike destroyed 60 drilling platforms that drew about 1 percent of the oil and natural gas from the Gulf of Mexico, the Interior Department said Wednesday in a final damage assessment of the two September storms
27 November 2008 , 14:01Jo Amey7850

Army Crackdown on Niger Oil Thieves

Nigeria's army said on Wednesday it would continue to fight criminal gangs behind oil theft in the oil-producing Niger Delta
27 November 2008 , 09:42Jo Amey7300

Somali Pirates Demand "Honest" Negotiations

Somali pirates demanding 25 million dollars for a Saudi super-tanker called on Wednesday for stepped up and "honest" talks to free the vessel ahead of the November 30 ransom deadline
27 November 2008 , 08:52Jo Amey10380

Damages from Exxon Valedez Oil Spill to be Received by the End of the Month

Thousands of Alaska fishermen and other plaintiffs should receive their portion of punitive damages in the Exxon Valdez oil spill lawsuit before the end of November
25 November 2008 , 10:28Jo Amey8240

Somali Pirates on $100m Oil Ship Reduce Ransom

Somali pirates holding a Saudi supertanker in the largest hijacking in maritime history have apparently reduced their ransom to $15m
25 November 2008 , 09:20Jo Amey8300

Pirates Move Ship in fear of Islamist Attacks

The risk of Islamist attacks from groups opposed to piracy have caused pirates holding the Sirius Star, the vast crude oil tanker seized a week ago, to move the vessel according to news agency reports
24 November 2008 , 09:33Jo Amey8520

Gunmen Attack Navy Houseboat in Nigeria

Unknown gunmen attacked a navy houseboat in southern Nigeria protecting a Royal Dutch Shell crude oil flow station on Friday
21 November 2008 , 12:04Jo Amey8310

British and Saudi Government Urge Oil Vessel Owners Not to Pay Ransom

The Saudi owners of the Sirius Star are reportedly negotiating with pirate hijackers despite pleas from British and Saudi governments not to pay the ransom
21 November 2008 , 10:51Jo Amey8290

Somali Pirates Demand $25m Ransom

Pirates who hijacked a Saudi oil tanker off the Somali coast are reported to have demanded a $25m ransom
20 November 2008 , 12:40Jo Amey8370

Somali Pirates in Ransom Negotiations

A man presented on Al-Jazeera television as one of the gang who seized the ship said a cash sum would be exchanged for its return
19 November 2008 , 11:20Jo Amey7810

Indian Navy Destroy Pirate Ship

The Indian navy has said that one of its warships in the Gulf of Aden has destroyed a ship belonging to pirates operating off the coast of Somalia
19 November 2008 , 10:17Jo Amey7030

Hijacked Oil Vessel in Niger Delta Released

A Danish-registered vessel hijacked at the weekend with its 20-strong crew in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta was released late Monday
19 November 2008 , 09:16Jo Amey7740

Negotiations with Pirates on Vessel with $100m Oil taking Place

Negotiations with pirates who seized a vessel containing $100m worth of oil are taking place
18 November 2008 , 11:12Jo Amey7120

Two Killed in Gas Explosion in Mexico

An exploding tank at a gas processing plant in Mexico killed two workers on Monday, the latest in a string of accidents at state-run oil firm Pemex
18 November 2008 , 10:33Jo Amey7620

Vessel Seized by Gunmen in Niger Delta

Gunmen captured an oil firm vessel and its crew in a weekend raid off the shores of Nigeria's volatile southern Niger Delta region
18 November 2008 , 08:00Jo Amey7060

Seized Saudi Oil Tanker Heading for Somalia

A giant Saudi oil tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean is nearing the coast of Somalia, the US Navy says
18 November 2008 , 07:23Jo Amey6830

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