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NOC Accuses Wintershall of Interference in Libyan Politics

By John Lee. Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has accused Germany’s Wintershall, a subsidiary of BASF, of trying to interfere in Libyan internal politics and to take advantage of the weakness of the state. In a statement, the NOC referred to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on August 26, 2010, which extended Wintershall’s 50-year […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Almost Zero Faith” in Key Libyan Ports Resuming

By John Lee. Analysts from Citigroup have said cast doubt on last week’s deal between the Tripoli-based Presidential Council and Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), describing it as “likely another headfake.” They said in a report that the nation “has devolved into a genuine failed state, run by competing militias, and moving a state from the […]

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 […]