Mohamed Aoun, the Minister of Oil and Gas in the current Tripoli-based government led by Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba, rejected on Saturday the Eni deal signed on the same day with Libya. He said it bypassed his Oil Ministry and cabinet approval and changed the deal signed in 2008.
A group of graduates of oil colleges from the western region closed the gas pipeline linking (Mellitah to Italy) on Saturday because the recent employment lists issued by the National Oil Corporation (NOC) did not include them.
National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL), has rejected converting Libya into large detention center for migrants to protect Europe.
Italian energy company Eni and Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) signed an $8bn gas production deal aimed at boosting energy supplies to Europe despite the insecurity and political chaos in the North African country.
A preliminary energy exploration deal between Libya’s Tripoli-based government and Turkey is “valid” despite a court ruling suspending it, according to Mohamed Aoun, Libya’s oil minister.
The General Authority for Search and Identification of Missing Persons has confirmed the identity of nine anonymous bodies recovered earlier from Tarhuna.
The Chairman of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC), Farhat Bengdara has said that the NOC’s operations are not void of political and social pressures, and the latter are represented in the threats of Libyans to close oil fields if their relatives aren’t hired to work as oil sector employees.
The “Khalifa Haftar era” may be coming to an end in Libya, after reports that the ageing warlord, who has been suffering ill health, is grooming his son, Saddam, to take the reins.
The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, has reiterated Libya’s insistence on “exercising its full rights” at the League of Arab States, rejecting “the Arab League’s bias to a certain party or entity,” without naming anyone.
After years of fighting alongside Khalifa Haftar in southern Libya, an armed faction of the Chadian rebels, known as the Union of Forces for Democracy and Development , announced its readiness to depart from Libya.