Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Libyan National Army News

East Libyan Forces Have Retaken Oil Ports

East Libyan forces said they had regained control on Tuesday of the major oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider from a rival faction that seized them earlier this month. Military spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari…

Libyan Forces, Islamists Clash in Benghazi

Libyan irregular forces backed by helicopters and led by a retired army general clashed with Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least two people, security and medical sources said on Friday.

Western Nations Urge Calm at Libyan Port

Western countries including the United States, France and Britain said in a joint statement on Wednesday they were concerned by mounting tension around the Zueitina oil terminal in Libya. Washington, Paris…

Armed faction enters major Libyan oil port

An armed faction entered a major Libyan oil terminal and a nearby airport on Friday, after attacking forces that have controlled the terminals since September, officials and residents said. The terminals…

Libya: Air Strikes Aimed to Regain Oil Ports

East Libyan forces carried out air strikes around major oil ports on Saturday as they sought to regain control of the area from a rival faction, a military spokesman said. The eastern-based Libyan National…

Eastern Libyan Commander's Forces Seize Key Oil Ports

Oil port attacks risk sparking wider conflict; Libya crude output hovering around 200,000 bpd. Forces loyal to east Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar on Sunday seized at least two key oil ports from a rival force loyal to the U.N.-backed government…

Libyan NOC Official Warns of Force Majeure at Oil Ports as Rivals Mobilize

A senior official at Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) warned on Monday of a possible declaration of force majeure at the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil terminals, as air strikes continued and rival forces mobilized fighters in the area.

Colombia's Transandino Pipeline Bombed, Damaged

Pumping on Colombia's southern Transandino pipeline was halted on Sunday after a bomb attack by the ELN rebels spilled crude into a river, state-run oil company Ecopetrol and the military said. The National…

Oil Falls From 2015 Highs as Rally Fizzles

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Oil prices dipped on Wednesday after hitting a near two-and-a-half year high in the previous session as a rally fuelled by supply outages in Libya and the North Sea ran out of momentum. Brent crude futures dropped to $66.38 a barrel…

Libya Resumes Oil Exports from Some Major Ports

Libya is resuming oil exports from some of its main ports which forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar seized in recent days and has lifted related "force majeuere" contractual clauses, the National Oil Corporation said on Thursday.

Terrorists Likely Responsible for Libya Pipeline Blast

A "terrorist group" is probably responsible for the explosion on a Libyan crude pipeline on Tuesday, a spokesman for an eastern Libyan petroleum protection force said on Wednesday. The fire at the pipeline had been brought under control…

Libya Crude Pipeline Repair to Span One Week

The repair of a Libyan crude pipeline, blown up on Tuesday, will take about one week, the head of Libyan state oil firm NOC told Reuters on Wednesday. "This will not have a major effect in the marketing program…

Libyan Pipeline Blast Reported Near Es Sider

There has been an explosion at a Libyan crude oil pipeline that feeds the Es Sider sea terminal, a Libyan oil source said on Tuesday. The blast happened near Marada, the source said, adding that the pipeline belonged to the Waha oil company.

Western Allies Warn on Control of Libya's Resources

The United States and five European countries warned on Tuesday that Libyan state institutions which control billions of euros of national assets risked being exploited by rival forces wrestling for control of the country.

Fuel Tanks Hit in Libyan Violence

Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli were hit on Wednesday in clashes between rival Libyan militias, igniting a huge blaze near the international airport. More than 40 people have been killed in some…

Libyan Crude Pipeline Blast Blamed on Attackers

Armed men blew up a Libyan pipeline pumping crude oil to Es Sider port on Tuesday, reducing the North African country's output by around 90,000 barrels a day, military and oil sources said. The attackers…

Two Rival Libyan Governments Claim to Control Oil Policy

A self-styled rival government controlling Libya's capital announced its own oil policies this week, drawing a rebuttal from Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni who said oil revenues continued to go to the elected government.

Libyan Commander's Seizure of Oil Ports Risks New Conflict

Libyan forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had tightened their control over four major oil ports, casting a Western-backed project to unite Libya and revive oil exports into deep uncertainty.

Libyan Navy Seizes Foreign Tanker

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Libyan naval forces have seized a Sierra Leone-flagged oil tanker on suspicion of illegally entering Libyan waters in an attempt to smuggle gasoline, authorities said on Saturday. The vessel, the Captain Khayyam…

Reopened Libyan Ports Hope Foreign Staff Will Return

Ports still operating well below capacity; infrastructure damaged by conflict, neglect. Guards and officials at major ports in Libya's eastern Oil Crescent say they are hoping foreign workers will soon…