Free Satellite Internet “Soon”

By John Lee. Plans are reportedly progressing to launch a free ka-band satellite broadband service in Libya in the second quarter of 2018. UK-based Quika promises the world’s first entirely free high-speed satellite internet for consumers in developing countries. Its free plan will be funded by paid-for services for enterprises and internet providers. According to […]

Shell, BP to Buy Libyan Crude

By John Lee. Bloomberg reports that Shell and BP have agreed annual deals to buy Libyan crude oil. Sources told the news agency that Shell’s deal is the first of its kind since 2013, and that the first cargo of 600,000 barrels will start to be loaded from Zueitina port on Saturday. BP, which didn’t […]

Algeria, Libya to Jointly Study Border Fields

By John Lee. Algeria’s state-run oil company Sonatrach signed an agreement with the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) to jointly study the Al Wafa and Al Rar fields, along with US-based DeGolyer & MacNaughton  (D&M). Al-Rar field is on the Algerian side of the border, while Al-Wafa field (pictured) is on the Libyan side. The study […]

Rehabilitation of English Labs at Sebha University

Stabilization Facility for Libya completes the rehabilitation of two English Labs at Sebha University In a ceremony that took place at Sebha University, the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) team in the city handed over to the municipality the Lecture hall of the English Department at Sebha University after finalizing its rehabilitation. The University of […]

Clashes Shut Mitiga Airport

By John Lee. In what has been described heaviest fighting in Tripoli for months, the city’s Mitiga Airport has been closed and at least 20 people have been killed. The clashes came following a failed attempt to release militants from a nearby jail. Several planes are reported to have been damaged. (Source: Reuters)

Millett: LPA Remains Only Viable Framework

By John Lee. The United Kingdom’s outgoing Ambassador to Libya has said that the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) “remains the only viable framework to solve the political crisis in Libya.” In his final missive before leaving the post after two-and-a-half years, Peter Millett (pictured) added: “Now I hear talk of early elections. Decisions on elections […]

Complete Destruction of Libya’s Chemical Weapons

The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, applauded the complete elimination of the Category 2 chemical materials removed from Libya and transported to Germany for destruction at ceremony hosted by the Government of Germany and held on 11 January at the chemical weapons destruction facility operated by […]

New Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Roofing — Sirte Oil Company (SOC) Construction at Amal Field — Harouge Oil Operations Cathodic protection at Amal Field, Harouge Oil Operations Production separators at Nafoora Field, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Construction at Sarir Field, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) (Source: NOC)