Protests Shut Down Libyan Oil Fields|
September 10, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
“During July and August 2013, protests at major oil loading ports in the central-eastern region of Libya forced the complete or partial shut-in of oil fields linked to the ports. As a result of protests at ports and at some oil fields, crude oil production fell to 1.0 million bbl/d in July and 600,000 bbl/d in August. [...] At the end of August, an armed group blocked pipelines that connect the El Sharara and El Feel fields to the Zawiya and Mellitah export terminals, respectively, forcing the shutdown of those fields.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration special report.
Sudan and South Sudan Oil and Gas Report
September 5, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
"South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011. Most of the oil is now produced in South Sudan, but the country is landlocked and remains dependent on Sudan because it must use Sudan's export pipelines and processing facilities. In early 2012, South Sudan voluntarily shut in all of its oil production because of a dispute with Sudan over oil transit fees." Quoted from the Energy Information Administration country analysis brief.
South Africa Energy Review
January 22, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
"Most of the oil consumed in South Africa, used mainly in the transportation sector, is imported from large producers in the Middle East and West Africa and is locally refined. South Africa also has a highly developed synthetic fuels industry, producing gasoline and diesel fuels from coal and natural gas." Quoted from the Energy Information Administration country report.
City Sues Residents Over Landslide
May 9, 2013 | Inside Bay Area
The city of Piedmont is suing some of its residents over a landslide (triggered by improper drainage) that shut down a street and required costly clean-up.