Eni, Repsol Evacuate Staff

Oil giants Eni and Repsol have evacuated expatriates from Libya following escalating violence at Tripoli's airport, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

Spain's Repsol withdrew its expatriates on Friday by road to Tunisia, after fighting between rival militia groups closed Tripoli International Airport.

Italy's Eni is said to have brought its expats by vessel to its Bouri offshore facility (pictured) last week on their way to Italy.

The move by the country's two largest foreign oil and gas investors comes after France's Total also pulled out its foreign staff.

In addition, several oil-services companies have also taken their expatriates out of Libya through Tunisia, according to another person familiar with the matter.

(Source: WSJ)

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