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LNA Launches Offensive to Recapture Ras Lanuf

By John Lee. The Tobruk-based Libyan National Army (LNA) launched a military offensive this morning to recapture the oil port of Ras Lanuf. The port, along with the port of Es Sider, was recently taken over by the Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB). Libya analyst Mary Fitzgerald describes the BDB as “comprised of a number of […]

Clashes hit Libya’s Crude Oil Output

By John Lee. According to a report from Bloomberg, Libya’s crude output has fallen 11 percent as clashes over the past 10 days have led to the closing of some oil export terminals. It claims that production is down from about 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) to around 620,000 bpd as Es Sider, the country’s […]

Sanalla Speaks Out on NOC Neutrality

By John Lee. The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, has said the country’s oil sector must not be a political bargaining chip, and urged all sides to refrain from conflict over oil infrastructure: “NOC has always stood for the unity of the country, and we will continue to do so. Our […]

New Tenders from National Oil Corporation

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new career opportunities in Libya: Land Transportation Services from/to Onshore Company sites, Mellitah Oil & Gas Company B.V (Gas Division) Marine services at Tripoli port, Mabruk Oil Operations (MOO) Consulting Engineering Services for Sarir/Messla/Majad Electrical Network (K-47), Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) (Source: UN)

UK Trade Mission visits AGOCO

By John Lee. A trade mission organised by the UK’s Middle East Association (MEA) has met with the senior management of Libya’s Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) in Benghazi, including Chairman Mohamed Shatwan. The meeting included discussions on environmental issues, training, the availability of UK visas, and the supply of materials and equipment. Among the […]

Russia’s Rosneft signs Oil Deal with NOC

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Rosneft of Russia have signed a Cooperation Framework Agreement that lays the groundwork for investment by Rosneft in Libya’s oil sector. The agreement was signed in London by NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla and Rosneft chairman Igor Sechin at the margins of London’s International Petroleum Week, a gathering that brings […]

New Tenders from National Oil Corporation

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new career opportunities in Libya: Fog/jet fixed monitors (tender extension), Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC) Twin-agent firefighting units (tender extension), Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC) Electric motorized valves (tender extension), Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC) Engineering Services for Sarir/Messla/Majad Electrical Network (K-47), Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) […]

LNA resumes Pre-Emptive Airstrikes in the Oil Crescent

Following a number of indicators that a new offensive against the oil crescent was being planned, the Libyan National Army (LNA) resumed pre-emptive airstrikes last week against targets in Jufra and Mabruk oilfield. It is understood that both BDB and GNA MoD 12 Brigade were targeted in a series of strikes starting on 09 February. […]