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Why Oil Prices Will Rise More And Sooner Than Most Believe

September 27, 2016 | Field Case Studies

By David Yager | – As the September 26 to 28 “informal” meeting of OPEC producers in Algeria draws near, media speculation could easily cause mental anguish. On oil news websites simultaneous headlines claim OPEC will both fail and succeed in capping output. Called by OPEC August 8, the stated purpose of the gathering was, …


Trafigura, Vitol and BP exporting dirty diesel to Africa, says Swiss NGO

September 15, 2016 | Field Case Studies

By Alice Ross | – Traders blend cheap fuel with sulphur levels many times the European limit for sale in African countries, says Public Eye Major European oil companies and commodity traders are exploiting weak fuel standards in African countries to export highly polluting fuels that they could never sell at the pumps in Europe, …


Is Total SA About to Become a Major Player in Ugandan Oil?

September 09, 2016 | Investment Development

By David Lettis | – The Ugandan government in late August awarded oil production licenses to Total SA, which should allow the company to begin activities required for future production. Total has made East Africa a primary focus for production growth, largely because of the immense Ugandan reserves. Here’s why Total seems so intent on beginning …


After Egypt’s Gas Find, Oil Majors rush to Bid for Cyprus’ Offshore Blocks

August 31, 2016 | Project Updates

By Walid Khadduri | – Major international oil companies have submitted bids to participate in Cy­prus’ third licensing round for three southern offshore blocks adjacent to Egypt’s northern waters. The three Cypriot licensing rounds have encountered a number of challenges. Turkey’s threats to operating firms overshadowed the first licensing round. It threatened to boycott IOCs operating …

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World energy congress 2016

23rd World Energy Congress 2016

October 9, 2016 – October 13, 2016

The World Energy Council is the principal impartial network of leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all. Formed in 1923, the Council is the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy …

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23rd Africa Oil Week Africa Upstream Conference 2016

October 31, 2016 – November 4, 2016

The 23rd Africa Oil Week/Africa Upstream 2016 Conference showcases Africa’s governments, national oil companies, licensing agencies and corporate oil/gas players shaping the Continent’s future – in exploration and production/development, and provides the most-trusted and unique platform worldwide on Africa’s hydrocarbon industry. The …


11th LPG Trade Summit 2016

November 14, 2016 – November 16, 2016

“Finding New Demand & Offtake for the Rising Global Production” Highlights: Impact of Crude Oil, LNG Price Movement & Global Economic Outlook on LPG Exports & Demand US’ NGL Production & LPG Supply Moving Forward Middle East’s Dominance on Sustainable Production & …

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4th East Africa Oil and Gas Summit & Exhibition

November 15, 2016 – November 17, 2016

The 4th East Africa Oil and Gas Summit & Exhibition (EAOGS) EAOGS is firmly established as the most prestigious oil and gas conference and exhibition in East Africa. Now in its 4th year EAOGS once again has the official endorsement of the Ministry of …

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