ALGIERS, Oct 27- Algeria is unlikely to see substantial economic reform before the country holds elections in April 2014, a top advisor to the government said, despite growing signs that officials are edging towards liberalising policy.
*Algeria says security in place for foreigners to return. TIGUENTOURINE, Algeria, Oct 10- Blast charred walls have been repainted and bullet holes plastered over at the In Amenas gas plant, as Algeria tries to tempt foreign oil workers back to the Sahara.
LONDON, Sept 12- Norway's Statoil is setting up a political and security risk analysis team to protect employees and assets in global hotspots after failing to foresee a deadly attack in Algeria earlier this year, company officials said.
*Says security generally not well understood by Statoil leadership. OSLO, Sept 12- Oil major Statoil missed multiple warning signs and failed to foresee or prepare for incidents like January's deadly attack at an Algerian plant in January, an internal company investigation said, painting a picture of chronic security problems at the site.
OSLO, Sept 12- The head of Statoil said he would not resign after an internal investigation by the oil major found management had failed to foresee and prepare for a deadly attack at an Algerian gas plant in January despite multiple warning signs.
*Statoil workers may return only after further measures. OSLO, Sept 12- Statoil and BP failed to prepare for a large-scale attack on their natural gas plant in the Algerian desert earlier this year and may have relied too heavily on local authorities for protection, a Statoil investigation concluded on Thursday.
MUMBAI, Sept 9- After the rapid slide in India's rupee this year, the message from the country's corporate titans to the government is clear: shape up and fix the problems or more companies will expand their business abroad and deprive the economy of investment.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 26- Liquefied natural gas prices in Asia tend to rise ahead of the northern winter, but this year it's possible that the gains will be maintained for longer into the new year. As is customary in many commodity markets in Asia, China is likely to be the swing factor in what happens to LNG demand.
LONDON, Aug 23- The United States has emerged as a big net exporter of propane and other liquefied petroleum gases, thanks to the shale revolution, becoming a prime supplier of heating, cooking and motor fuel for countries across Latin America.
*Genel active in Morocco, Malta. LONDON, Aug 23- Middle East turmoil has given a fresh spur to energy companies looking for big finds further afield to more stable and inviting hosts Morocco, Malta and Spain.
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 23- Apache Corp faces a difficult choice in Egypt: whether to sell its substantial oil and natural gas operations in the country or wait out the recent bloodshed. "The sooner they get the hell out of there, the better," Oppenheimer& Co analyst Fadel Gheit said. "
WASHINGTON, Aug 22- FBI Director Robert Mueller sought on Wednesday to dispel any perception among Americans that the bureau and the Justice Department let bankers go free after they helped bring about the U.S. financial crisis.
*Dubai's Union Properties soars 11 pct. DUBAI, Aug 18- Egypt's bourse suffered its largest one-day drop in four months on Sunday after hundreds of people were killed in a crackdown by the army-backed government on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.
ANKARA, Aug 15- Turkey has quietly built up a large presence in Kurdistan's oil and gas industry, teaming up with U.S. major Exxon Mobil, as Ankara bets on Iraq's semi-autonomous republic to help wean it off costly Russian and Iranian energy imports.
LONDON/ MOSCOW, Aug 9- North America's shale boom is insulating the world from steep oil price spikes as several OPEC members struggle to maintain production due to unrest and infrastructure problems, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.
LONDON, Aug 9- North America's shale boom is insulating the world from steep oil price spikes as several OPEC members struggle to maintain production due to unrest and infrastructure problems, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.
Aug 8- ConocoPhillips is selling its stake in a Canadian oil sands project to Exxon Mobil Corp and Imperial Oil Ltd for about $720 million as it focuses on its U.S. shale oil and natural gas operations.
TORONTO, Aug 2- Canada's SNC-Lavalin Group Ltd unexpectedly reported a quarterly net loss and lowered its financial forecast for the year on Friday following charges on projects in two North African countries.
ALGIERS, Aug 1- Algeria on Thursday invited applications to bid for three licences to set up and operate the country's first third generation mobile phone networks. Russia- focused firm Vimpelcom's unit Djezzy is the main player in the north African country's mobile market.
Aug 1- Canada's Conservative government said on Thursday that plans by TransCanada Corp to build an oil pipeline from Western Canada to the east coast could mean cheaper prices for refineries and less reliance on foreign suppliers.