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Somalia's oil conflict
By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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Somalia’s Shell-ExxonMobil Deal Likely To Destabilize The Region – Institute

ADDIS ABABA — Recent oil talks between Somalia’s weak federal government and the Anglo-Dutch company, Royal Dutch Shell plc, has raised eyebrows in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland where more than More...

Turkish Firm to Drill for Oil in Somaliland
By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
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Turkish Firm meets Somaliland President over oil deal

A Turkish company says it will explore for oil in the breakaway republic of Somaliland beginning next year. Tony Hayward, the CEO of Genel Energy, met with Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo in Hargeisa More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Somaliland to drill oil by 2014

The break-away territory of Somaliland sees drilling for oil as possible by 2014 as three companies start exploration activities, the country’s mining and energy minister said on Tuesday. Hussein Abdi Dualeh More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Turkish oil firm Genel to explore in Somalia from 2013

Plans to drill 2 wells in Somaliland by 2015 Company is moving forward despite political disputes Genel will spend $400 mln to drill 5 wells in Africa By Kelly Gilblom Turkish oil and gas company Genel Energy More...

TAQ TAQ, Iraq: Employees work at the the oil drilling facility of the joint Turkish Genel Enerji and Canadian ADDAX Petroleum company in the area of Taq Taq, 75 km southeast of the Kurdish city of Arbil in northern Iraq, 14 May 2006. The two companies announced the start of drilling activities in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan. The Taq Taq field has the the capacity of producing 20,000 barrels of oil per day. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, October 29th, 2012
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Turkish energy giant eyes Somaliland with $1billion

TAQ TAQ, Iraq: Employees work at the the oil drilling facility of the joint Turkish Genel Enerji and Canadian ADDAX Petroleum company in the area of Taq Taq (AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMED) Turkey-based, London-listed More...

Above, an archaeologist at Laas Geel, Somaliland. [Tony Karumba/AFP]
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, October 12th, 2012
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Somaliland: International companies to begin oil exploration

An archaeologist at Las Geel, Somaliland. [Tony Karumba/AFP] HARGEISA — Genel Energy and other international firms are moving ahead with plans to explore for oil in Somaliland, a development that officials More...

Range Resources its partner Red Emperor Resources (RMP) begin drilling in the Dharoor Valley basin in Somalia's Puntland region, 16 January 2012
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Horn Petroleum’s Somali wells come up dry

NAIROBI — Canadian oil and gas exploration company Horn Petroleum said on Monday it had encountered only water in a well it drilled in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region earlier this year, the More...

Range Resources its partner Red Emperor Resources (RMP) begin drilling in the Dharoor Valley basin in Somalia's Puntland region, 16 January 2012
By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, July 23rd, 2012
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Somalia: Range and Red Emperor discover water rather than oil in Puntland

NAIROBI — Disappointment rained down on Range Resources (RRL) and Red Emperor Resources (RMP) investors on Monday as the companies found water, rather than oil, in their Shabeel North well in Somalia. Shares More...

Sudanese workers inspect burnt out oil pipes at the oil-rich border town of Heglig, Sudan (Photo: Abd Raouf/AP).
By Sahra Farah On Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
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Natural gas discoveries put East Africa on world energy map

Sudanese workers inspect burnt out oil pipes at the oil-rich border town of Heglig, Sudan (Photo: Abd Raouf/AP). JOHANNESBURG — Massive offshore gas discoveries in East Africa are catapulting the region into More...

Range Resources its partner Red Emperor Resources (RMP) begin drilling in the Dharoor Valley basin in Somalia's Puntland region, 16 January 2012
By Sahra Farah On Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
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Risk and reward: The world’s most dangerous business locations

Photo: Range Resources its partner Red Emperor Resources (RMP) begin drilling in the Dharoor Valley basin in Somalia’s Puntland region, 16 January 2012. NAIROBI — Convenience is not a priority when it More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, May 27th, 2012
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Gambia Signs Oil Exploration Deal with Camac Energy, GRTS Says

BANJUL — Gambia and Camac Energy Inc. (CAK) of the U.S. signed a contract for the exploration and production of oil off the West African country’s coast, state-run media said. The government selected Camac More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, May 21st, 2012
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Somali government ready to fight for oil finds

MOGADISHU — Somalia’s embattled central government will not argue with semi-autonomous Puntland over potential oil revenues for fear of scuttling a fragile peace process, but a top official said on Monday More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, April 2nd, 2012
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Jacka Resources targets oil in Somaliland, exploration to start in current quarter

Jacka Resources (ASX: JKA) has acquired a highly prospective oil exploration block in Somaliland, East Africa, that is on trend with the prolific producing basins of Yemen that hold 9.8 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The More...

By SomalilandPress On Monday, February 13th, 2012
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PetroTrans negotiates to extend Somaliland port

HARGEISA — PetroTrans, a Chinese oil and gas producer could conclude preliminary negotiations with Somaliland for the extension of the key port of Berbera by the end of this year, but has scrapped plans to More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, December 25th, 2011
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Britain’s planned invasion of Somalia for Oil

LONDON — The British government has come under severe criticism from the country’s anti-war campaign groups expressing concerns over the hypocritical decisions made within the British establishment. Britain’s More...

Somaliland President in China for trade talks (August 2011, Somalilandpress)
By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, December 16th, 2011
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Kulmiye Party members fly to China for trade talks

HARGEISA — The General Secretary of Somaliland’s ruling Kulmiye party left the country on Friday for the People’s Republic of China where he is scheduled to attend a series of meetings lined up More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Friday, August 19th, 2011
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Somaliland in port deal with China

HARGEISA — Somaliland has struck a deal with Chinese businessmen to extend its Berbera port as well as TO build a refinery and new roads in the breakaway northern enclave, its president said. Ahmed Mohamed More...

By Hassan Ali On Monday, October 5th, 2009
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Somaliland Expands its Petroleum Licensing Round Acreage

HARGEISA, 6 October 2009 (Somalilandpress) – The Somaliland Ministry of Water and Mineral Resources (Ministry) announced today that it will add 6,221 square kilometers of onshore acreage in block SL3 to their More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, July 26th, 2009
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Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas to drill in Ogaden

Addis Ababa, 26 Jul 2009 (Somalilandpress) — The Malaysian oil and gas giant, Petronas, is to start drilling the first exploration well in the Ogaden basin. Petronas will soon start drilling two wells in its concession More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
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Somaliland gives suitors breathing space

Hargeisa, 16 June 2009 (Somalilandpress) – Somaliland is giving suitors an extra three months to submit bids in its debut licensing round, with the Ministry of Water & Mineral Resources pushing the deadline More...