Libya to reopen Qatar embassy within ten days

Libya will reopen its embassy in Doha within 10 days, the representative of the Libyan Transition Council in Qatar has said. “The new ambassador will be appointed within the next few days and will take up his post within ten days,” Abdul Munsif Al Bouri said. “The reopening of the embassy will reinforce bilateral relations […]

Libyan Bouri oil field resumes output at 10,000

Libya’s Mellitah Oil and Gas Company has restarted oil output from the offshore Bouri field, the National Oil Corporation said, adding to a relatively rapid resumption in output since the end of the country’s conflict. Output from the field has been resumed at an initial rate of 10,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the platform […]

Libyan tankers sailing again after war, sanctions

About half of state-owned Libyan shipping firm’s 24-strong fleet of tankers is sailing again after months of paralysis due to sanctions and a freeze on assets belonging to the family of former leader Muammar Qaddafi, a company manager said. The General National Maritime Transport Company (GNMTC) was on US sanctions lists during the Libyan conflict, […]

Libya returnees getting back job

Thirty-eight Bangladeshi workers will fly for Libya today, as the war-torn country starts recruiting overseas workers after a pause of eight months. An Italian company is recruiting these workers, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said at a press briefing, yesterday. Another Libyan company sought to hire 34 of its former workers, […]

Libya New Oil Minister Ben Yezza Was NOC Official, Eni JV Chair

Libya’s newly appointed oil minister headed a commission that oversaw the bidding for drilling rights by international oil companies, and was chairman of an Eni SpA (ENI)Libya joint venture in the country prior to his new post. Ben Yezza previously served as chairman of Eni Oil Co., a joint venture with Libya’s National Oil Corp. […]

Libyan tribes protest at new government line-up

Some of Libya’s clans said on Wednesday they would not recognize the government, after the unveiling of a new cabinet revived regional rivalries which threaten the country’s stability. Prime minister designate Abdurrahim El-Keib named a cabinet line-up which aimed to placate Libya’s patchwork of tribes, regional interests and ideological camps which are competing to fill […]

Korean Experts to Help Normalise Libya’s Water Supply

Eight Korean engineers arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday, to help Libya to recover the water supply after the facilities and equipment were damaged and looted during the eight-month long of the conflict that ousted former leader Muammar Al Qathafi from power. The Korean experts been sent to Libya on the request of former interim prime […]

China says Libya ready to compensate Chinese companies

China said on Wednesday that Libya was ready to compensate Chinese companies, raising the possibility that Chinese businesses that suffered losses during the country’s unrest may receive some payment. China has limited investment in exploring and producing oil in Libya, and is instead focused on servicing the sector, but has significant construction contracts in the […]