http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Libya oil field halted amid still-fragile recovery http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/23/libya-oil-field-halted-amid-still-fragile-recovery A Libyan oil field halted production due to a labor dispute, underscoring the still-fragile nature of the North African country’s recovery from a domestic conflict. Egypt resolving dispute, holding up $15-billion Israel gas deal http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/22/egypt-resolving-dispute-holding-up-15-billion-israel-gas-deal Egypt said it was settling financial disputes with an Israeli electricity company and a key pipeline operator to turn a $15-billion deal to import gas from the Jewish state into reality. Cyprus sees gas deal with Egypt as Cairo weighs Israeli supply http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/21/cyprus-sees-gas-deal-with-egypt-as-cairo-weighs-israeli-supply Cyprus is nearing an agreement to sell natural gas to Egypt, marking the second potential supply deal in as many days with the North African country vying to position itself as a regional energy hub after the startup of the giant offshore Zohr field. Trinidad Drilling considers sale as Canadian EandP activity slumps http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/20/trinidad-drilling-considers-sale-as-canadian-ep-activity-slumps Trinidad Drilling Ltd., which provides contract drilling services in North America and the Middle East, is considering selling itself as years of slumping drilling activity in Canada weighs on revenue. OPEC, Russia said to see oil glut dissipating at a faster rate http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/20/opec-russia-said-to-see-oil-glut-dissipating-at-a-faster-rate The latest discussions between OPEC and its oil-producer allies concluded that the supply glut is dissipating at a faster pace than previously anticipated, say people familiar with the matter. Abu Dhabi broadens oil partnerships in $1.5-billion Cepsa deal http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/19/abu-dhabi-broadens-oil-partnerships-in-15-billion-cepsa-deal Abu Dhabi’s selection of a Spanish company to help it develop offshore oil fields is a sign of the Gulf producer’s push to diversify its partnerships while working to boost production capacity and secure long-term markets for crude. Once OPEC's oil-price dove, Saudi Arabia takes a harder line http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/19/once-opecs-oil-price-dove-saudi-arabia-takes-a-harder-line For decades, Saudi Arabia was the voice of moderation within OPEC, pushing back against the urging of members like Venezuela and Iran for higher oil prices. That role seems to be shifting. OPEC considers moving the goalposts - here's where they might go http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/16/opec-considers-moving-the-goalposts-heres-where-they-might-go After a year of production cuts, OPEC and Russia are finally near their goal of shrinking the world’s swollen oil inventories. So why are they planning to change their target? Africa's top oil producer poised to give OPEC an output headache http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/15/africas-top-oil-producer-poised-to-give-opec-an-output-headache Add independent Nigerian drillers to the list of oil producers itching to supply more crude at a time when OPEC and allies like Russia are trying to restrict output and prop up prices. Oil trades near one-week high as stockpile gains slow down http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/15/oil-trades-near-one-week-high-as-stockpile-gains-slow-down Oil in New York traded near a one-week high as improving sentiment in equities spilled over into crude and American stockpiles increased slower than forecast.