Tag Archives | Chatham House

Libya: Rich in Oil, Leaking Fuel

Tim Eaton has written an article for the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House), entitled “Libya – Rich in Oil, Leaking Fuel“. In it, he says that the oil-rich country is supposed to provide cheap, subsidized fuel to its citizens. But amid continuing violence and instability, up to one-third goes missing from official supply […]

Haftar’s Forces Advance on Tripoli

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). The international community has called for calm and restraint in Libya as forces loyal to General Haftar (pictured) moved steadily closer to the capital Tripoli. On Thursday, Haftar’s forces took over Gharyan, a town 100km south of Tripoli. By 3pm local time on Friday, his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) had seized […]

Libyan Oil Production “Highest in 5 Years”

By John Lee. Libyan oil output recovered sharply last year, according to a report from Platts. It quotes National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla as telling a Chatham House event on Tuesday: “We achieved our highest production and revenue levels for the past five years … with $24.4 billion transferred to the Libyan Central […]

Russian Presence in Libya a New Challenge for the West

By John Lee. A new article published by the London-based policy institute Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) suggests that the real driving forces behind Russian involvement in Libya are a mixture of ambition, opportunism and anti-Western sentiment. Commercially, while the overall scale of Russia’s losses in Libya is unknown, author Nikolay Kozhanov describes them […]

NOC Ends Foreign Investment Moratorium

The chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, has announced plans to allow foreign oil companies to invest again in Libyan oil production: “We intend in the coming months to lift our self-imposed moratorium since 2011 on foreign investment in new projects to achieve the best national interest for the Libyan oil sector […]

Panel Discussion: Can Libya Step Back from the Abyss?

Panel Discussion: Can Libya Step Back from the Abyss? Chatham House, London 16th March, 2016, 18:00-19:00 Participants Mary Fitzgerald, Journalist Claudia Gazzini, Senior Analyst, Libya, International Crisis Group Wolfram Lacher, Middle East and Africa Associate, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Chair: Elham Saudi, Associate Fellow, International Law Programme and Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham […]