Author Archive | Arabella Wickham

Weekly Security Update

Overview. Another difficult week for the Prime Minister and government assailed on all sides, with no sign of a break in the impasse over control of the crucial eastern ports, the continuing targeting and death of security forces personnel in Benghazi, the spectre of further power outages as a result of violence - both tribal […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview The separatist agenda of Cyrenaica that is being played out through the activities of Ibrahim Jadran and his stranglehold on the key eastern ports of Ras Lanuf, Es-Sider and Zuweitina through which over 600,000 barrels per day were being exported continues.  Moves towards the separatists selling oil unilaterally have been strongly resisted by the […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview Another interesting week of twists and turns within Libya’s oil and gas sector as resolution is reached at the El Sahara southern oil field with it getting back into production at 60,000 barrels per day and a hope that it will within days get back to its high of 340,000 bpd.  This good news […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview Despite optimism that the disputes and strikes that have been afflicting the Oil and Gas sector were about to be resolved they appear to be continuing despite the port of Hariga near Tobruk re-opening following negotiations with the local tribe.  Only yesterday there were reports of guards in central Libya threatening to shut off […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview Little dramatic change this past week with continuing challenges in the Oil and Gas sector with resultant lack of exports, power outages and fuel shortages.  There has been no progress towards resolution and positions took a turn for the worse when Cyrenaica federalists announced that they would not stand by whilst the GNC and […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview The situation within the Oil and Gas sector remains confused with the Government holding to a confident line that the strikes and disruptions that have been plaguing this vital area of Libya’s prosperity have been resolved with the reopening of three key ports.  Meanwhile the ports of Es Sider, Ras Lanuf and Zueitina remain […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview The headlines this week revolve around Libya’s continued problems within its critical oil and gas sector.  The Minister for Oil, Abdelbari Arusi, announced this week that Libya has foregone $7.29 billion since the disruptions began in July this year.  Production is currently down to 250,000 barrels per day rather than 1.4 million, with half […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview Tripoli and other towns in the west of Libya have suffered further power outages as a result of the Amazigh control of the oil flow to key power stations and their protest to achieve greater prominence for their minority rights.  The government power generation is now at 4,600 megawatts in sharp contrast to the […]