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New Deputy Chairman for NOC

New Deputy Chairman for NOC

The internationally-recognised government of Abdullah Al-Thinni has named Mohamed Al-Arabi as deputy chief for the National Oil Corporation (NOC). The move comes one month after appointing Al-Mabrook Buseif as the organisation’s chairman, while merging the Ministry of Oil and Gas and the NOC into a single body, reports Libya Herald. Al-Thinni said last week that […]

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Force Majeure at 2 Oil Ports

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has declared force majeure at the ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf and will halt output at some oil fields because of fighting. According to a report from Bloomberg, the NOC didn’t identify the fields to be halted, but said it is taking steps to protect wells, pumps and […]

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Libya Still Testing El Feel Pipeline

Libya Still Testing El Feel Pipeline

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) is reported to be still testing pipelines to restart the El Feel [El Fil, Elephant] oilfield. Rigzone reports that engineers are conducting technical tests including pipeline checks at the oilfield, which is operated jointly by NOC and Italy’s ENI. The NOC shut down the field last month after clashes forced […]

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Tobruk Appoints New NOC Chairman

Tobruk Appoints New NOC Chairman

Reuters reports that Libya’s internationally recognised government in Tobruk has appointed a new Chairman to the National Oil Corporation (NOC). Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni’s government had originally confirmed NOC chairman Mustafa Sanallah, but has now replaced him with Al Mabrook Bou Seif. Little is known about Bou Seif, but he is understood to be […]

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NOC Warns about Unapproved Oil Sales

NOC Warns about Unapproved Oil Sales

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has warned customers not to purchase Libyan crude oil from any other entities. As oil fields have been seized by armed groups and control is split between two feuding governments, the company’s head of marketing told Bloomberg: “This notice has been issued protectively to make sure that no shipment is […]

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Oil Output 900,000 bpd

Oil Output 900,000 bpd

A spokesman for Libya’s state-run National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Sunday that oil production has fallen by 25,000 bpd to 900,000 bpd because of a strike at the Jalo oilfield. Reuters reports that output is still nine times more than several months ago when nationwide strikes crippled the industry. On Thursday, Libya reported it […]

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Who Runs Libya’s Oil Industry?

Who Runs Libya’s Oil Industry?

There is continued confusion over who runs the oil industry in Libya. The Wall Street Journal reports that the country now has two people claiming the position of Minister for Oil: Mashallah al-Zawie, who is part of an Islamist-backed cabinet of the controlling Tripoli, claimed to the legitimate holder of the position during a visit at […]

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Production Restarts at Sharara

Production Restarts at Sharara

Oil production resumed at the Sharara oilfield on Monday, following an improvement in security at the Zawiya refinery, which it supplies. The field, Libya’s largest, had reopened following a deal with protestors in July, but shelling near the Zawiya refinery last week forced a temporary stop in production. The Wall Street Journal quotes an official […]

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