Tag Archives | Al Bayda

Al-Bayda Oilfield Reopens

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Libya’s eastern Al-Bayda oil field (pictured) returned to production last week after a four-year stoppage. The news agency quotes a a spokesman for the Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) as saying that the field is pumping 10,000 barrels per day (bpd) and exporting normally through the ports of Marsa […]

Beida Council ‘Expels’ Thinni Govt

By John Lee. The Beida municipal council has reportedly given the government of Abdullah Thinni (pictured) 24 hours to leave town. According to Libya Herald, the move follows widespread anger in the town over the lack of electricity. There are unconfirmed reports that angry crowds searched hotels looking for Thinni’s second deputy premier, Abdulsalam Al-Badri, who […]

Oil Pipeline ‘Sabotaged’

By John Lee. A spokesman for the National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that an explosion occurred on a major oil pipeline overnight between Wednesday and Thursday. The explosion happened south of the Ras Lanuf terminal at a pipeline running from the Tibisti and al-Bayda fields, which has been closed for more than two years. […]

Turkish Airlines Restarts Libya Flights

Turkish Airlines has reportedly re-started its daily flight from Istanbul to Misrata, 200km to the east of Tripoli. Special envoy to Libya Emrullah Isler said the airline is also considering routes to the eastern cities Tobruk and Bayda. Regarding the political situation in Libya, Reuters reports Isler as saying that Turkey was prepared to play […]

Tunisair to Fly to Al Abraq

Libya Herald reports that Tunisair, the national airline of Tunisia, is to start twice weekly flights between Tunis and Beida Labraq Airport [Al Abraq, Al Bayda] in Eastern Libya. The Tuesday flight will depart from Tunis at 1015, with the return flight departing from Labraq at 1350 hrs. The Thursday service will leave Tunis at […]