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Exclusive: Libya vets big fuel import deals in Istanbul

Top oil majors and trading houses met Libyan oil officials in Istanbul this week for their first chance to win multi billion dollar deals to supply fuel needed to keep the new government on its feet. Libya plans to purchase nearly three million tons of gasoline alone, worth close to $3 billion at current prices. […]

Huge Obstacles Impeding Libya’s Stability

A new study has pointed to lack of political stability and security as Libya’s main hurdles on the road to post-conflict reconstruction and economic recovery. Though officially declared as “liberated”, Libya is considered an “extreme risk” country. Prior to the uprisings, Libya’s hydrocarbon industry accounted for over 95% of export earnings and between 85% and 90% […]

Eni Profit Rises 7% as Higher Oil Prices Counter Lost Output

 Eni SpA, Italy’s largest oil producer, reported better-than-estimated third-quarter earnings as higher oil prices countered lower production from Libya. Adjusted net income rose 7 percent to 1.8 billion euros ($2.5 billion) from 1.7 billion euros a year earlier, the company said in a statement. That beat the 1.5 billion-euro average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed […]

Conoco earnings fall on Libyan instability

ConocoPhillips, the third-biggest US oil company by market capitalisation, reported a 16 per cent drop in third-quarter earnings, citing a range of factors, including suspended operations in Libya and offshore China. The company, which next year will split its exploration and production and its refining operations into two separate companies, on Wednesday reported earnings of […]

BP plans return to Libya oil exploration

BP Plc said on Tuesday it wanted to return to Libya and resume oil and gas exploration work, which it halted earlier this year due to the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. London-based BP has no oil and gas production in Libya and in February was preparing for the start of exploratory drilling in western […]

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AMEC talks to Libya on oil, reconstruction

 British engineering firm AMEC is ready to move workers back into Libya as its new rulers attempt to restore oil production and rebuild the conflict-torn country’s infrastructure, AMEC’s chief executive said. Foreign firms evacuated expatriate employees from the north African country as it descended into civil war in late February. The end of fighting last […]