Chevron Corp. said late on Oct. 18 it is optimistic about maintaining a presence in Venezuela even amid U.S. sanctions on the country and state oil company PDVSA as part of Washington's effort to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
Hundreds of Algerians protested in front of parliament on Oct. 13 against proposed changes to the energy law that they say the caretaker government has no right to pass.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry recommended Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's administration talk with Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize winning energy historian and vice chairman of IHS Markit, and Carlos Pascual, a former ambassador to Ukraine, on energy reforms, a U.S. Energy Department official said on Oct. 7.
Iran will not succumb to U.S. pressure and will use every possible way to export its oil, Iranian Oil Ministry's website SHANA quoted Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh as saying on Oct. 6.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has described as "misleading" any implication that it had closed a probe into alleged corruption by Italian energy major Eni for lack of evidence and said the investigation could be re-opened if circumstances changed.
Sanctions levied on Chinese shipper COSCO following charges of moving crude out of Iran.
A Canadian court on Sept. 24 temporarily blocked legislation enabling the province of Alberta to restrict oil and gas flows to British Columbia, saying the constitutionality of the measure would be decided at a later trial.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four maritime firms and vessels transporting Venezuelan oil to Cuba, amid an acute fuel scarcity in the island that is forcing people to line up for gasoline and public transport.