Algeria: President's aide blasts powerful spy chief ahead of election

ALGIERS, Algeria, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The leader of the dominant National Liberation Front has publicly attacked the country's powerful intelligence chief and demanded he step down in what's seen as the first opening salvo of a what could be a fiery presidential election scheduled for April 17.

Algeria's ailing president heads for showdown with spy chief

ALGIERS, Algeria, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appears to be heading for a showdown with his longtime opponent, Libya's powerful intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Mohamed "Tewfik" Mediene, after a security shake-up seven months ahead of presidential elections.

Algeria confident about stolen energy money

ALGIERS, Algeria, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Algeria said Tuesday it would be able to retrieve funds allegedly caught up in a bribery scandal involving former Energy Minister Chakib Khellil.

Algerian energy sector in decline amid security concerns

ALGIERS, Algeria, July 19 (UPI) -- Algeria's oil industry, its economic mainstay, is in decline amid dramatic changes across the Arab world that could yet bring political upheaval to the pivotal North African state, a major gas supplier to Europe.
Crude oil prices slide Monday

Crude oil prices slide Monday

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices eased down on the New York Mercantile Exchange Monday, despite the likelihood a production cut will be announced soon.

OPEC cuts likely

VIENNA, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is likely to announce further production cuts at its meeting in Algeria next week, sources say.

Crude oil prices fall after prediction

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices fell Tuesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange after the U.S. Department of Energy predicted a $51.17 per barrel average for 2009.

Crude oil prices swing up

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices rose on the New York Mercantile Exchange Monday after an OPEC leader warned of steep production cuts.
Crude oil prices fall slightly

Crude oil prices fall slightly

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices fell slightly on the New York Mercantile Exchange Wednesday following an OPEC request to have Russia and others join their ranks.

OPEC considering production cuts

CAIRO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The president of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said that production cuts would be considered in unofficial meetings in Cairo this week.

UPI Energy Watch

OPEC will wait to cut more oil production; Canadian oil sands project delayed; Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan sign oil deal.
Crude prices anticipate OPEC cuts

Crude prices anticipate OPEC cuts

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices rose on the New York Mercantile Exchange Monday amid reports the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries plans to cut production.

OPEC targets steady amid Georgian conflict

TEHRAN, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Major oil-producing nations in the Persian Gulf region should maintain current output quotas, officials said at a meeting in Tehran Monday.

UPI Energy Watch

OPEC won't increase output this winter; oil exploration is set to begin in Chile; ExxonMobil will convert gas to liquids in Nigeria.

Oil prices leap again Friday afternoon

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices leaped to a record on the New York Mercantile Exchange, pushing up 2.2 percent to $142.70 per barrel at one point Friday.
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Chakib Khelil (Arabic: شكيب خليل‎) is Algeria's Minister for Energy and Mines.

He was born in Oujda (northern Morocco) on August 8, 1939, received a doctorate in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University in 1968. After working in the United States for a few years, he joined Sonatrach in 1971, and became president of the Valhyd Group in 1973-1976. In 1980 he joined the World Bank, working on petroleum-related projects; he retired from it in 1999, only to join President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's cabinet later that year. As Minister for Energy, he presided over a period of increasing liberalization of the formerly strictly state-owned petroleum market in Algeria.

In 2001, he was named president of Sonatrach, and he nominated and was succeeded by Mohamed Meziane in 2003 (MEM.) He was also president of OPEC for the year of 2001.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Chakib Khelil."
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