Archive | 9th December 2011

Notes on Visit to Tripoli

Travel Arrangements I had booked return flights from London to Tunis and from Tunis to Tripoli (Mitiga) with Tunisair.  When I tried to check in for the flight from Tunis to Tripoli, I found that there had been an incident involving the Tunisair flight at Mitiga on the previous day.  Tunisair suspended its flights to […]

Indian firms keen to buy stakes in Africa's energy assets

State-run Indian Oil Corporation, Gas Authority of India Ltd and Petronet LNG are looking at buying equity stakes in energy firms and projects in Africa, senior ministers said Friday. Addressing the 3rd India-Africa Hydrocarbons Conference here, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Indian companies were interested in buying equity stakes in oil and gas assets in […]

Involvement in Operation in Libya Cost Britain £212m

British defence secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed that military operations in Libya during the eight-month long conflict had cost Britain £212m, and praised the operation in Libya that led to the overthrow of Muammar Al Qathafi. He said the operation had been legal and necessary to avoid a "festering rogue state on Europe's borders". Mr […]

Libya's oil industry improving rapidly after war

Libya's oil industry is recovering from this year's war at a much faster rate than many people had hoped. The revenue earned from the energy sector will ultimately pay for the reconstruction of this war-damaged nation. Before the conflict, it was producing 1.6 million barrels of oil a day. The fighting pretty much shut down […]