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China confirms will limit oil exports to North Korea

Beijing, China | AFP | China will limit exports of refined petroleum products to North Korea starting October 1, its commerce ministry said, confirming Beijing’s participation in new UN sanctions intended to rein in its rogue neighbour. The United Nations Security Council, including permanent member Beijing, approved tough sanctions against Pyongyang …

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Maritime court backs Ghana in offshore dispute with Ivory Coast

Hamburg, Germany | AFP | An international maritime tribunal Saturday backed Ghana in a dispute with Ivory Coast over a contested boundary that cuts through lucrative offshore oil fields. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea found that “Ghana did not violate the sovereign rights” of Ivory Coast by …

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At least 25 dead in South Sudan oil state battle

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  An outbreak of fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan’s oil-producing north left at least 25 people dead, a state official said Tuesday. The clash between rebels loyal to exiled former deputy president Riek Machar and government forces occurred early Monday in …

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Govt issues oil exploration license to Australians Armour Energy

Uganda Government issues Kanywataba petroleum exploration license to Armour Energy Limited Kampala, Uganda  | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda has handed over the petroleum exploration license in the Kanywataba block in the Albertine area to an Australian company – Armour Energy Limited. Speaking at a press conference at the Ministry of Energy offices in Kampala …

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Venezuela’s Maduro in Algeria for talks on oil

Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited fellow OPEC member Algeria Monday for talks after announcing Caracas would sell crude oil in non-dollar currencies in a bid to resist US sanctions. Maduro arrived late Sunday in the North African country and met Senate speaker Abdelkader Bensalah on …

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Venezuela to sell oil in currencies other than dollar

Caracas, Venezuela | AFP | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday his government will sell oil and other commodities in currencies other than the dollar, in a bid to weather US-imposed sanctions on the embattled country. “I have decided to start selling oil, gas, gold and all other products that Venezuela …

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Gunmen kidnap 19 from bus near Nigeria oil hub

Port Harcourt, Nigeria | AFP | Gunmen kidnapped 19 bus passengers near Nigeria’s southern oil hub, Port Harcourt, police said on Friday, in the latest of a series of abductions in recent weeks. Rivers state police spokesman Nnamdi Omoni said the attack happened on Thursday and that police had so far …

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Shell to invest $1billion in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP |  Royal Dutch Shell said Wednesday it would invest $1 billion in Mexico over the next decade, after the oil giant opened its first retail gas station in the country. The investment in the world’s fifth-biggest consumer of gasoline depends on market conditions continuing to …

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