NOC “will not Reopen Sharara if Ransom is Paid”

National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Mustafa Sanalla has said any attempt to pay off the armed militia occupying the Sharara oil field would set a dangerous precedent that imperils Libya’s recovery, and the funds would be better spent investing in communities and providing basic services to the most vulnerable. In a letter to the chairman […]

Plan to Deliver Fuel and Fight Smuggling in the South

As a result of continuous monitoring of the fuel supply issue by the National Oil Corporation, Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC) announces the completion of preparations to send a truck convoy carrying around 3.8 million litres of vehicle fuel, 1.2 million litres of diesel, and 80 tons of liquefied gas (cooking gas) from the Misurata […]

Zintan Health, Water and Waste Mgt Projects

NOC and UNDP oversee Zintan health, water and waste management projects Senior figures from National Oil Corporation (NOC), Spanish partner Repsol, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) visited Zintan on 15 December, 2018, to review the successful implementation of recently funded social impact projects. Members of the Municipal Council expressed their gratitude and appreciation […]

Italy reappoints Grimaldi as Ambassador to Libya

By John Lee. Italy has reportedly reappointed Giuseppe Maria Buccino Grimaldi (pictured) to the post of Ambassador to Tripoli. He had previously held the same post from 2011 to 2015. According to ANSA, he replaces Giuseppe Perrone, who has been appointed as Italy’s new Ambassador to Iran. Ambassador Grimaldi’s CV can be viewed here (Italian) […]

European Council adopts Conclusions on Libya

The Council adopted conclusions on Libya. The Council welcomes the outcome of the Conference for Libya hosted by Italy in Palermo on 12 and 13 November 2018, which followed the Paris Conference held on 29 May 2018. The Council states that the status quo in Libya is a prevalent source of instability and insecurity for […]

Stronger for Libya – the New Stabilization Facility

Libyan authorities, international community present Stabilization Facility Stronger for Libya Senior representatives of the Libyan Ministry of Planning, the international community, United Nations (UN) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) met today in Tripoli to present the new Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL). The new strategy of the Facility includes narrowly-tailored local stabilization objectives 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 […]

New Oil Tenders

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: Major Overhaul For GT-2 Gas Turbine At Amal Field, Harouge Oil Operations (HOO) Construction Services in Al-Jurf offshore oil field, Mabruk Oil Operations (MOO) (Source: National Oil Corporation) (Picture: Call for tender written on a folder, from Olivier Le Moal/Shutterstock)