WorldOil Algeria squeezed in Europe’s gas market by a flood of LNG Algeria’s natural gas pipeline exports to Europe are getting squeezed by cheaper Russian supplies and a global abundance of the liquefied form of the fuel. Tunisian gas field to start production by year-end, slashing imports Tunisia’s long-delayed, $1.2 billion joint venture with Vienna-based OMV AG will start producing natural gas by the end of the year, the country’s industry minister said. Petrofac secures three engineering contracts in MENA Petrofac will provide FEED and conceptualization studies to clients in Oman and Libya following the award of a clutch of new contracts. Uganda to pick investors for five new blocks, start oil export plans Uganda has some of the biggest oil reserves in sub-Saharan Africa – 6 Bbbl – of which it has estimated 1.4 billion are recoverable. It canceled a plan in 2016 to jointly develop an export pipeline to Kenya’s coast in favor of a southern route through Tanzania. Somalia’s petroleum minister announces 15 new offshore licenses on offer Eager to demonstrate to the world that Somalia is open for business, the minister said the country is currently on an international roadshow which will showcase the exploration opportunities available in its hydrocarbons sector. Sudan urges foreign oil firms to step up investment Sudan’s newly appointed oil minister urged international energy companies to speed up efforts to find and develop deposits in a country struggling to recover from U.S. sanctions and a plunge in petroleum revenue. South Sudan discovers new oil, plans output by year-end South Sudan has made a new crude find in the northern oilfields of Adar and plans production by the end of the year, Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth said. Kenya, Tanzania plan to explore natural-gas trading Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart, John Magufuli, agreed to explore trading in natural gas, which companies including Equinor ASA are looking to develop for export. Anadarko Mozambique attacked for first time amid insurgency Unidentified gunmen attacked an Anadarko Petroleum convoy near its liquefied natural gas project in northern Mozambique, the first targeting an energy company since an insurgency by suspected Islamist militants began 16 months ago.