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After days of armed fighting, Libyan key oil ports resume exportation

Libya’s major oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf are resuming operations and preparing to export crude after a two-week halt in shipments due to military clashes in the holder of Africa’s largest crude reserves, according to Bloomberg.

East Libya oil terminals largely undamaged after fighting

A broken-down truck and a tank lie by the side of the road in the sand, and overturned boxes are strewn across the floor of a firefighting station but otherwise, Libya’s coastal Oil Crescent appears much as it did before a string of battles saw the eastern-based Libyan National Army …

Inside Libya: The war for oil

“I wish you people had found water. Water makes men work. Oil makes men dream,” remarked King Idris of Libya when black gold was discovered in Libya in the 1950s. Today, the former ruler’s prophetic words seem to have come true. In al-Sidra, Libya’s largest oil terminal, which is located …

Petroleum Facilities Guard demands no-fly zone after Haftar’s warplanes targeted oil ports (Video inside)

The Petroleum Facilities Guard’s (PFG) Chief, Edriss Bukhamada, said he has informed the authorities of the Government of National Accord (GNA) tat a no-fly zone at the oil crescent region after the airstrikes of the forces of Khalifa Haftar that targeted the oil facilities of the Libyan people.

Libya: Escalation feared as pro-Haftar parliament calls for elections

Libya’s eastern-based parliament has called for elections to be held early next year, after it backed out of a United Nations-brokered peace deal with rival authorities in the capital, Tripoli. The widening split has stoked concerns that violence could escalate in the fractured country.