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May, 2017

  • 25 May

    Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to reduce global oil supply

    Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to reduce global oil supply Khaled Al Faleh, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, is under pressure to rally support among key oil producers to rein in excess supply. He has played a crucial role in convincing non-OPEC members such as Russia to cut output for the first six months of this year. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra …

January, 2016

  • 19 January

    Kurdish oil corruption blamed for falling prices

    Falling global oil prices are making it hard for oil-rich countries to balance their budgets. For the Kurdish regional government, the situation is even worse because of disagreements with Iraq’s central government, as Osama Bin Javaid reports. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/

  • 18 January

    Brent Crude Price Falls Below $28 a Barrel

    The price of a barrel of Brent Crude has fallen below $28 for the first time in around 12 years, as the price briefly hit $27.67 on the morning of Monday 18th January 2016, before recovering slightly. The price drop has been put down to the recent lifting of sanctions on Iran which are likely to cause an increase in …

May, 2014

  • 15 May

    2050: Sustainable Future

    The world seems destined to continue down the road of reliance on fossil reserves, encouraged to do so by cheap methane from fracking and new oil discoveries. However we know that this can only lead to planetary disaster. Nor is the road supposedly leading to a greener world really an alternative. Organic farming and natural materials cannot feed, clothe and …

February, 2012

  • 11 February

    UN Secretary General Meets with Argentinian Foreign Minister For Talks on Falkland Islands

    The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, met with Argentine Foreign Minister, Héctor Timerman, in New York on Friday 10th February 2012 to discuss the situation in the Falkland Islands, otherwise known as the Malvinas. The diplomatic language between the Argentinians and British, who both claim sovereignty over the islands, has been increasingly aggressive of late. The 30th anniversary of …

  • 8 February

    Signs of Hope on Climate Change – in Unexpected Places

    Remember the heady days of 2009? The world – or at least the world’s media – was rocked by such hot topics as the death of Michael Jackson, the spread of swine flu, the Iranian elections and the new Star Trek movie; as if that wasn’t enough, there was also something called climate change that was pushing us into global …

February, 2011

  • 21 February

    Libya: NATO Supports Protesters as Libya Fractures

    The NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has condemned the violence shown to reform movement protesters in Libya as reports have surfaced of embassy staff in London leaving their posts and jets from the Libyan armed forces diverting to Malta. The NATO boss said: I am shocked by the indiscriminate use of violence against peaceful protesters in Libya. I deplore …

December, 2010

  • 15 December

    President John Atta Mills Welcomes Oil Production Off Coast of Ghana

    The Jubilee Oil Field off the coast of Ghana has initiated operations and is now producing in the region of 50,000 barrels of oil per day. Production of the light sweet crude is expected to reach 120,000 barrels of oil per day at the deepwater floating facility. The President of Ghana, John Atta Mills, was present on 15th December 2010 …

November, 2010

  • 29 November

    Lebanon PM, Saad Hariri, at Union of Arab Banks Conference

    The Union of Arab Banks wrapped up its conference in Beirut on Friday 26th November 2010 after hearing from eminent speakers such as the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, and the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyib Erdogan. The agenda included methods for Arab banking to better integrate with the international banking sector, the best utilisation of oil money, …

July, 2010

  • 23 July

    USA: Tropical Storm Bonnie Heads Over Gulf of Mexico

    The Gulf of Mexico will take another hit in its efforts to clean up the BP oil spill as Tropical Storm Bonnie develops over the next 48 hours. The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida issued the following advisory: A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Destin, Florida, Westward to Morgan City …