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Ras Lanuf Ships First Oil since 2014

By John Lee. Bloomberg reports that oil has been shipped from Ras Lanuf port for the first time since 2014. A spokesperson for Harouge Oil Operations (HOO) told the news agency that the tanker ‘Seadelta‘ left Libya’s third-largest oil port with 781,000 barrels of crude. The tanker previously had to interrupt the loading and move […]

Oil Crescent Ports: NOC Lifts Force Majeur, Exports to Resume

The chairman of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, announced today (Thursday) that he has visited Zueitina port and accepted the handover of the ports from the Libyan National Army (LNA) reporting to the House of Representatives (HoR). “NOC is in charge of the ports,” he said. “They are secure, and we have […]

Video: Haftar seizes Fourth Oil Port

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Forces loyal to renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar have seized a fourth oil port, Brega, completing their takeover of vital installations in the North African country’s “oil crescent”. The US and five other nations […]

Int’l Community Condemns Port Attacks

By John Lee. The international community has condemned this weekend’s attacks on Libyan oil terminals, and called on all parties to undertake an immediate ceasefire and to refrain from any further hostilities. Calling on all forces to avoid any action that could damage Libya’s energy infrastructure or further disrupt its exports, the Governments of France, […]

Haftar Seizes Libyan Oil Ports

By John Lee. Forces loyal to Eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar have seized oil ports in Libya’s Oil Crescent. The Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG), headed by Ibrahim Jadhran, lost control of the ports of Es Sider (Sidra) and Ras Lanuf following an attack on Sunday. These ports together account for more than half of Libya’s oil […]

Greek Tanker to Transfer Oil from Zueitina

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Thursday that rival forces had agreed to let a tanker, the New Hellas, load oil at Zueitina port. The Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) signed a deal to end its blockade of Zueitina and two other ports, but according to Reuters eastern forces loyal to a […]

NOC calls to Protect Zueitina Port

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has expressed its concern at reports of imminent conflict between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) at Zueitina port, and called for both sides to avoid further destruction to vital national infrastructure. NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla (pictured) said in a statement: “We ask both sides […]

Port Blockade to End; NOC aims for 900,000 bpd

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Sunday it welcomed the “unconditional” reopening of the blockaded oil ports of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, and Zueitina. The move follows a deal between the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG). The National Oil Corporation (NOC) also welcomed fresh funding from […]