Liberia Makes 'Significant' Oil Discovery


The country is set to join the club of oil-producing nations with an announcement that a 'potentially large accumulation of oil deposits' were discovered off its coast.


  • Liberia:  Petroleum Body Confirms Oil Discovery

    The New Dawn, 22 February 2012

    Officials at the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) announced Tuesday that they welcomed pronouncement by African Petroleum that its Narina-1 exploratory well drilled in Block ... read more »

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf chats with U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield during the tour of an oil exploration rig.

  • Liberia:  Oil Explorer Makes 'Potentially Large' Discovery

    National Oil Company of Liberia, 21 February 2012

    The National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) welcomes the announcement by African Petroleum that their Narina-1 exploratory well drilled in Block LB-09 off the coast of Liberia ... read more »

  • West Africa:  The Rush for Oil - the New Wild West?

    Inter Press Service, 18 November 2011

    There is a new oil rush off the coast of West Africa. But there are fears that the sector is not sufficiently regulated, and watchdog groups are raising concerns about transparency ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Immediate Reform Needed If Locals Are to Profit From Potential Oil Finds, Report Shows

    Global Witness, 26 September 2011

    Far-reaching reforms of Liberia's oil sector are urgently needed if its population is to benefit from future oil discoveries, says a report released today by Global Witness and the ... read more »

  • Angola:  Liberia Wants to Strengthen Co-Operation in Oil Field

    Angola Press Agency, 9 September 2011

    The Liberian ambassador, Conmany Wesseh, who is in Angola as the envoy of the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, said on Friday in Luanda that his government wants to ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Liberia Begins Oil Exploration

    The New Dawn, 15 August 2011

    Oil exploration off the Liberian coast has begun in earnest by the Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. The process which took off on Friday, August 12, was witnessed by President Ellen ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Time for Harvesting Country's Oil

    The Analyst, 15 August 2011

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited facilities of the Anadarko Petroleum Corporation on Friday, August 12, marking the official launch of oil exploration off the coast of ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Pressure for Country's Oil

    Heritage, 16 December 2011

    This paper has reliably learnt that there are plans afoot by four Liberian civil society organizations under the banner Liberia Oil and Gas Institute (LOGI) in collaboration with ... read more »

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