An Update on US Involvement in Libya

Ambassador Richard Norland’s First 60 Days – An Update on U.S. Involvement in International Efforts Aimed at Peace in Libya In recent months, the United States has redoubled efforts to end the fighting and support UN initiatives led by UN SRSG Ghassan Salamé to achieve a negotiated political solution to the crisis in Libya. In […]

Applications Open for 2020 MEPI Student Leaders Program

The US Embassy to Libya is accepting applications for the 2020 MEPI Student Leaders Program! What is the MEPI Student Leaders Program? The MEPI Student Leaders Program is a rigorous leadership program that offers 60 outstanding undergraduates and graduate students the opportunity to visit and learn in the United States. The program is approximately 5 […]

Kennedy-Lugar YES Program 2020-2021

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program is a scholarship program funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by AMIDEAST in countries throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa, including Libya. The YES Program provides scholarships to Libyan high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 to spend up to […]

Gazprom aiming to Resume Operations in Libya

By John Lee. A senior National Oil Corporation (NOC) delegation attended Russian Energy Week and the Ministerial Meeting of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Moscow, on the sidelines of Russian Energy Week, where it explored commercial opportunities with international energy partners. The NOC delegation held informal talks with Russian energy company Gazprom, agreeing to […]

Transparency in the Upstream Petroleum Sector

By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Transparency in the Arab Countries’ Upstream Petroleum Sector- Iraq as case study* While upstream petroleum sector is either dominant or has significant importance in many Arab economies of MENA region, the transparency […]

Tatneft Continues Exploration in Libya

By John Lee. In a meeting during Russian Energy Week, the General Director of Tatneft told a delegation from Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) of its readiness to return to Libya in the coming weeks to complete the remainder of the contracted work. The company signed four exploration and production sharing agreements in Ghadames and […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

NOC warns of Sharp Decline in Oil Production

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has warned that Libyan oil production may fall precipitously over the next nine months if the government continues to withhold already approved budgets. NOC recorded August 2019 revenues of approximately 2 billion USD, a decrease of 117 million USD (5%) compared with July, and an increase of […]