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Libya Talks to Resume in Algeria

Libya Talks to Resume in Algeria

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announces that a meeting of representatives of Libyan political leaders and activists will convene early next week in Algeria as part of on-going discussions taking place within the framework of the Libyan dialogue process. Later next week, UNSMIL will convene in Brussels a second meeting of representatives […]

Oilfields ‘Seized by Militants’

Oilfields ‘Seized by Militants’

BBC News reports that Islamist militants have seized the al-Bahi and al-Mabruk oilfields in central Libya. Forces guarding the sites are said to have retreated after running out of ammunition. Colonel Ali al-Hassi, of the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG), said the militants are now heading to seize the al-Dahra field. (Source: BBC News) (Militant image via […]

UN, HNEC Cooperate on Election Data Mgt

UN, HNEC Cooperate on Election Data Mgt

This week, 13 electoral staff from the High National Elections Commission of Libya (HNEC) and experts from the UN Electoral Support Team to Libya, which includes capacities from UNSMIL and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), are coming together in Djerba, Tunisia for a technical workshop intended to strengthen management of electoral datasets in Libya. […]

Govt Clamps Down on Illegal Double-Jobbing

Govt Clamps Down on Illegal Double-Jobbing

The Tripoli-based government of Omar Al-Hassi is to stop the salaries of more than seventy-thousand education sector workers in March, in an attempt to root out corruption. Libya Herald reports that Deputy Minister of Education and head of the Budget Committee, Khalid Rizig, said the salaries of 52,000 education sector employees will be stopped for […]

Libya Talks to Resume in Algeria

Libya Talks to Resume in Algeria

04 March 2015

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announces that a meeting of representatives of Libyan political leaders and activists will convene early next week in Algeria as part of on-going discussions taking place within the framework of the Libyan dialogue process. Later next week, UNSMIL will convene in Brussels a second meeting of representatives […]

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Oilfields ‘Seized by Militants’

Oilfields ‘Seized by Militants’

04 March 2015

BBC News reports that Islamist militants have seized the al-Bahi and al-Mabruk oilfields in central Libya. Forces guarding the sites are said to have retreated after running out of ammunition. Colonel Ali al-Hassi, of the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG), said the militants are now heading to seize the al-Dahra field. (Source: BBC News) (Militant image via […]

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UN, HNEC Cooperate on Election Data Mgt

UN, HNEC Cooperate on Election Data Mgt

04 March 2015

This week, 13 electoral staff from the High National Elections Commission of Libya (HNEC) and experts from the UN Electoral Support Team to Libya, which includes capacities from UNSMIL and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), are coming together in Djerba, Tunisia for a technical workshop intended to strengthen management of electoral datasets in Libya. […]

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Govt Clamps Down on Illegal Double-Jobbing

Govt Clamps Down on Illegal Double-Jobbing

04 March 2015

The Tripoli-based government of Omar Al-Hassi is to stop the salaries of more than seventy-thousand education sector workers in March, in an attempt to root out corruption. Libya Herald reports that Deputy Minister of Education and head of the Budget Committee, Khalid Rizig, said the salaries of 52,000 education sector employees will be stopped for […]

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General Haftar Named as Army Chief

General Haftar Named as Army Chief

03 March 2015

General Khalifa Haftar has been appointed as head of the Libyan army by the country’s internationally-recognised government in Tobruk. Haftar, a controversial anti-Islamist, launched Operation Dignity last year, a self-declared war on Islamists in the city of Benghazi. BBC News reports that, as a young military officer, he helped Colonel Muammar Gaddafi come to power, […]

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Oil Production back above 400,000 bpd

Oil Production back above 400,000 bpd

03 March 2015

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has announced that oil production is now above 400,000 barrels per day. Although well below the 1.6 million bpd levels of before the 2011 revolution, this figure is up on the recent levels when fighting between rival armed groups closed two key ports, according to a Reuters report. In January, […]

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New Gas Discovery in Sabratha Basin

New Gas Discovery in Sabratha Basin

03 March 2015

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and ENI North Africa Libya (Operator), being partners in an Exploration and Sharing Agreement in contract area D (NC41) signed in June 2008, have announced a new gas discovery in Contract Area D (NC41) in Sabratha Basin, Offshore Libya. The discovery exploration (New Field Wildcat) well B1-16/04 is located approximately […]

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New Attack on Oil Terminals Planned

New Attack on Oil Terminals Planned

03 March 2015

A spokesman for the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) has warned that a fresh attack on oil terminals in east of the country is imminent. Libya Herald quotes Ali Al-Hassi as saying that Operation Sunrise, the largely Misratan force dispatched by Libya Dawn to seize the terminals, was planning to use air strikes and long-range missiles […]

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NOC Rejects UN Smuggling Claims

NOC Rejects UN Smuggling Claims

03 March 2015

A spokesman for Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has rejected a report by United Nations sanctions monitors that said Libyan authorities were unable to stop the illicit trade in oil or the flow of weapons in and out of the country. Reuters quotes Mohammed El-Harari as saying that all oil port and export operations were […]

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Video: Senegalese Migrants Flee Libya Violence

Video: Senegalese Migrants Flee Libya Violence

03 March 2015

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Fighting in Libya is forcing hundreds of migrant workers from Senegal to fly home. They are back to where they started and are struggling to make ends meet after seeking a better life abroad. […]

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Weekly Security Report By SNE 03 March 2015

Weekly Security Report By SNE 03 March 2015

03 March 2015

SNE Special Projects have operated within Libya since the revolution of 2011 and are a fully licensed security provider working with our Libyan partner company. We have kept our permanent British & Libyan Country Management Team in Tripoli throughout the last few difficult months, supporting our clients staff and critical infrastructure and offering up to date, regular and […]

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Wintershall Resumes Oil Prod’n in Libya

Wintershall Resumes Oil Prod’n in Libya

02 March 2015

The onshore oil production in Libya is still subject to temporary fluctuations caused by external influences on the export infrastructure. Currently it is not possible to load at the export terminal of Ras Lanuf. On Monday, 15 December Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has declared force majeure for Ras Lanuf due to newly erupted militia […]

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