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Can NOC save Libya?

The National Oil Corporation (NOC), the Libyan state-owned corporation in charge of Libyan oil exploration, operation, marketing and exportation, announced on 13 September the lifting of force majeure – previously imposed by NOC in August 2013 – at all oil crescent ports. NOC, thereafter, resumed its oil exportation. This positive …

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Libya loyalists fail to retake key eastern oil ports

BENGHAZI (Libya) – A counter-attack by fighters loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government aimed at retaking key eastern oil ports was repelled on Sunday by forces from a rival administration. The operation came as three members of forces loyal to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord were killed further west …

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Libya’s oil woes threaten to plunge country into crisis

Libya’s unity government have made an urgent call for its allied fighters to stiffen their resolve after loyalist forces lost control of two vital oil terminals to rival eastern militias. The announcement came after militias loyal to the unrecognised Tobruk government seized two key export facilities. It happened just as …

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Nazhuri sacks Salem Jadhran as mayor of Ajdabiya in new municipal militarisation move

In the latest move by the Libyan National Army (LNA) to take over the country’s municipalities, Major-General Abdul Razzaq Al-Nazhouri, the HoR’s military governor for all northern Cyrenaica, has ordered the mayor of Ajdabiya, Salem Jadhran be removed. In his place, he has appointed a retired colonel, Embarek Otman Mohamed …

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Libya’s bungled oil deal

Libya’s current dysfunction is more Orwellian than most realize. The so-called unity government, aka the Government of National Accord (GNA), is not actually a union of the country’s main militias. Nor does it geographically represent the country by combining power centers. It draws almost exclusively on Misratan and Tripolitanian powerbrokers.

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HoR’s Chief of Staff Nazhuri threatens to attack ships approaching oil ports

The House of Representatives’ (HoR) Libyan National Army Chief of Staff, Abdelrazak Nazhuri, warned that any foreign oil tankers approaching the Libyan coast will be targeted by the air force. Nazhuri, who has also been appointed military ruler in the east, said that only oil tankers that had been sanctioned …

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