Former Lebanese Culture Minister to replace Kobler

By John Lee. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reportedly appointed the former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salamé (pictured) to succeed Martin Kobler as head of UNSMIL. The United States had previously rejected Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for the job because of his nationality. Reuters reports that, following that objection, Russia and other council members […]

Libyan Oil Output Hits 885,000 bpd

By John Lee. Libya is said to be producing 885,000 barrels of crude oil daily following an agreement with Wintershall to restart production at fields with a combined output of 160,000 bpd. The country now aims to increase production to 1 million bpd by the end of next month. (Source: OilPrice.com)

NOC Chairman meets Deputy Head of Statoil

Eng. Mustafa Sanalla, NOC Chairman of the Board, held a meeting with Mr. Fadel Hareeb Vice General Manager of Statoil on Sunday 18 June 2017 at NOC headquarters in Tripoli. The meeting discussed plans for production increase from El Sharara Oil Field and the relevant problems. Within the framework of mutual cooperation Mr. Fadel Hareeb, […]

GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Libya Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in the country, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of […]

NOC, Wintershall strike deal to Resume Production

Germany’s Wintershall and the National Oil Corporation (NOC) have agreed an interim arrangement to resume production at NC 96 and NC 97. NOC said in a statement: “The agreement allocates to Wintershall an amount of production sufficient to cover its costs, with all remaining production being allocated to NOC.” “It also provides that during this […]

Govt, Donors Reinforce Stabilization Facility for Libya

The 5th Board Meeting of the Stabilisation Facility for Libya (SFL) was held at the Corinthia Hotel, in Tripoli on the 14th of June. The Board, co-chaired on behalf of the GNA by Minister of Planning designate, Dr Taher Jehaimi and on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, by Ms Maria Ribeiro, Deputy Special […]

EU/Libya Health System Strengthening Project

The four day planning meeting on the Strengthening Disease Early warning Alert and Response System (EWARS), concluded on 15 June, 2017 in Tunis in World Health Organization Office, Tunis. Strengthening EWARS is one of the important priority area in the European Union funded project known as “SHAMS” Project which is planned to continue for two […]

First Online Consular Service for Stranded Migrants

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has launched an online consular service to make the consular process easier to access and navigate for vulnerable migrants hoping to return home. The first online consular session was conducted on 5 June via Skype in close cooperation with the Ghanaian Embassy in Tripoli. The remote consular service connects the […]