GNA presses US to block Gulf support for Haftar

By Jack Detsch for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan government presses US to block Gulf support for Tripoli offensive Libya’s besieged UN-backed government has launched a full-fledged effort to get the Donald Trump administration to abandon strongman Khalifa Hifter and […]

Libyan Journalists Missing since May 2

The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the safety of Mohamed al-Qurj and Mohamed al-Shibani, Libyan journalists with Qatar-based private television broadcaster Libya Alahrar, who disappeared on May 2. Libya Alahrar lost contact with al-Qurj, a reporter, and al-Shibani, a photographer, while the journalists were covering clashes in Tripoli, according to a statement […]

New NOC Houston Office for $60bn Procurement Drive

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has inaugurated its first international headquarters in Houston, an office mandated to lead a 60 billion USD procurement drive to upgrade Libya’s oil and gas sector and increase production capacity to 2.1 million barrels per day by 2023. NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla, addressing an audience of top […]

NOC talks with Caterpillar, DeGolyer & MacNaughton

By John Lee. National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla has held a series of meetings in the US city of Houston as part of NOC’s 60-billion USD procurement drive. The NOC chairman is meeting with US counterparts to discuss the technology and expertise needed to achieve the corporation’s stated production target of 2.1 million […]

NOC, Halliburton discuss Resumption of Libyan Activities

By John Lee. National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla and Halliburton president, CEO, and chairman of the Board, Jeff Miller, met in Houston on 8 May 2019, to discuss closer cooperation and Halliburton’s scheduled resumption of in-country onshore and offshore activity. Chairman Sanalla and an NOC delegation toured Halliburton’s Research and Development Centre and […]

Schlumberger agree Timetable for New Projects with NOC

By John Lee. NOC and Schlumberger agree timetable on new projects in Murzuq and Sirte National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman, Eng. Mustafa Sanalla met Schlumberger chairman and CEO, Mr Olivier Le Peuch, on May 9,2019, to discuss Libyan onshore and offshore field development. The two parties also agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding in […]

Tunisia on Edge as Libya’s Hifter Advances

By Amberin Zaman for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. On May 5, Tunisian security services in Ben Guerdane, on the Libyan border, said they stopped a vehicle carrying a group of Libyans attempting to cross the border into Libya, seizing around 370,000 […]