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Libyan Oil Revenues Fall to Zero as Ports Blocked

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Libya's vital oil revenues fell to zero in January, the central bank said on Monday, after forces and tribesmen allied to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar blocked major oil ports.Haftar is embroiled in a conflict with the internationally recognized government…

NOC Declares Force Majeure on Biggest Oilfield

Libya's National Oil Company (NOC) on Monday declared force majeure on exports from the El Sharara oilfield, which was seized at the weekend by a local militia group.NOC said the shutdown would result in a production loss of 315,000 barrels per day (bpd) at its biggest oilfield…

Oil Rises on Libya Turmoil, OPEC Cut Extension

Armed protesters block 250,000 bpd of production in Libya; OPEC-led production cut expected to be extended into H2. Oil prices extended gains on Wednesday despite an increase in U.S. crude inventories, lifted by Libyan supply disruptions and expectations of an OPEC-led output cut being extended.

Libya Exports First Oil Cargo From Ras Lanuf Since 2014

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An oil tanker left the Libyan port of Ras Lanuf for Italy early on Wednesday with the first crude export cargo from the terminal since at least late 2014, boosting hopes of reviving Libya's battered oil output. The port manager of Ras Lanuf said a second tanker was preparing to load at the terminal…

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. The north…

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. Haftar's forces met little resistance as they seized the terminals at Ras Lanuf…

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, risking a new conflict over the OPEC nation's resources.

Libya Oil Guards Say Closed Two Oilfields over Payment Delays

A Libyan armed force controlling some of the country's southern oilfields has stopped pumping at two of them because the government has not paid the funds needed to maintain security operations, a brigade commander said on Tuesday. The closures underscore…

Libya Oil Guards to Close Two Oilfields

A Libyan armed force controlling some of the country's southern oilfields will close two of them down because the government has not paid the funds needed to maintain security operations, a brigade commander said on Tuesday. The closure underscored the…

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, London and the governments of Germany, Spain and…

Libya Government, Oil Guards Reach Deal to Reopen Ports

Libya's U.N.-backed government has signed a deal with an armed brigade controlling the major Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports to end a blockade and restart exports from the terminals shut down since December 2014. Reopening the ports would be a huge step for the North African state…

Libyan Oil Exports to Resume from Closed Ports

Libyan oil exports from closed ports should resume in no more than one to two weeks after a deal was signed between the government and an armed brigade controlling the terminals, President Council member Mousa Alkouni told Reuters on Friday. "I think the resumption depends now on technical part...

Libyan Deal to End Oil Ports Blockade Needs Signing

Libyan Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) commander Ibrahim Jathran said on Monday he was ready to end a blockade at key oil terminals, but the U.N.-backed government still needs to sign an agreement for exports to resume. The PFG has been demanding payment…

Libya's PFG to Lift Terminal Blockades

Petroleum Facilities Guard has blocked terminals for months. Ras Lanuf, Es Sider terminals damaged by fighting. Libya's Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) will start lifting a blockade on eastern oil terminals over the next three days, though a resumption of exports will depend on the state of the ports…

Libya Govt in Talks to Reopen Two Major Oil Ports

Libya's U.N.-backed government in Tripoli is in negotiations with an armed brigade controlling two main oil ports to reopen the terminals and lift a force majeure to restart exports, a member of its ruling council said on Monday. Libya's oil industry has…

Technip Signs $500 mln Libya Oil Platform Deal

French oil services company Technip signed on Tuesday a deal worth $500 million with a consortium that includes Libya's National Oil Company (NOC) and Italy's oil and gas major ENI to refurbish an offshore oil platform. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault…

NOC Cancels Two Oil Cargoes in Dispute with East

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) based in Tripoli said on Thursday it had cancelled two oil cargoes from its May export program because a rival NOC in the east is blocking exports from Marsa al-Hariga. Mohamed el-Harari, spokesman for the NOC in Tripoli…

Blacklisted Tanker Returns to Libya's Zawiya Port

Distya Ameya tanker Photo National Oil Corporation

A tanker that Libya's rival eastern government had been using to try to export oil in defiance of the Western-backed administration in Tripoli returned to the country on Saturday, after it was blacklisted by the United Nations, the state oil company said.

Libya Outlines Ambitious Plans to Restore Oil Output

Libya's National Oil Corporation has ambitious plans to restore output to pre-2011 levels after years of violence and disruption, officials said. Oil output is now less than a quarter of the 1.6 million barrels per day Libya pumped before Muammar Gaddafi fell in 2011…

Eastern Libya Ships First Oil Cargo in Defiance of Tripoli

A government based in eastern Libya has shipped its first cargo of crude in defiance of authorities in the capital Tripoli, a bold move that could deepen the divisions that have brought chaos since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. The Tripoli authorities asked the U.N.