Tag Archives | oil exports

Shell Buys from Libya after 5-Yr Absence

By John Lee. Shell has reportedly lifted a cargo of 600,000 barrels of crude oil from Zueitina port, its first from country in 5 years. While not giving any specific details of the deal, a Shell spokesperson said the company’s Shell International Trading & Shipping (STASCO) said “has a history marketing Libyan crudes. We welcome […]

Rosneft starts to Lift Oil from Libya

By John Lee. Russia’s Rosneft has started to lift oil from Libya. Mustafa Sanalla, Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), told reporters on Monday: “It is a one year contract and they are lifting one-two cargoes on a monthly basis.” (Source: Reuters)

Tankers Seized after Shootout at Sea

By John Lee. Libya’s coastguard has reportedly seized two foreign-flagged tankers for allegedly smuggling oil. Following an hours-long gun battle off the coast, near Zuwara, the coastguard boarded the two tankers. One vessel, the ‘Ruta‘, was flying the Ukrainian flag, while the other, the ‘Stark‘, flew the Congolese flag. (Source: Al Jazeera)

NOC warns Oil Market against Illegal Contracts

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has reasserted that it is the only body authorised by the United Nations to export crude oil and oil products from Libya. The NOC confirmed that term contracts covering the entire production for 2017 for all Libyan crude grades have already been entered with 16 international oil […]

First Tanker Loads at GAZA Marine Terminal (FSO)

On Saturday 11 February 2017, the first crude oil vessel was loaded at GAZA Floating, Storage, Offloading Marine Terminal (FSO) in Bouri Offshore Field, which was launched to replace Sloug Floating Storage Offloading (FSO) and to be included within the oil operations system of Mellitah Oil and Gas Company. The floating Storage was manufactured by […]

Glencore “Extends Libyan Oil Deal”

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Swiss-based commodities giant Glencore has extended a deal with the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to be the sole marketer of one third of the country’s current crude oil production. In late 2015, Glencore reached an exclusive deal with the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to take all exports of the […]

First Tanker Ships Oil from Es Sider

The first tanker has reportedly moored at the Es Sider (Sidra) terminal since it was attacked two years ago by Libya Dawn forces, and several of its oil storage tanks set on fire. According to Libya Herald, the tanker is the Maltese-registered SeaMusic, managed by the Thenamaris group, which is said to be heading for […]

Restart of El Feel, Sharara Oil Fields ‘Halted’

Bloomberg reports that Libya’s Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) have prevented two of the country’s biggest fields — El Feel [El Fil, Elephant] and Sharara — from resuming production. This comes days after the National Oil Corporation (NOC) reached an agreement to restart operation after they were shut more than a year and a half ago. […]