Tag Archives | Marsa al Hariga

Rival NOCs Agree Oil Exports from Hariga

The head of the Tripoli-based National Oil Company (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, and Nagi el-Maghrabi of the eastern-based NOC, met last week to agree on steps to unify the NOC and lift the blockade at Hariga port. The meeting was held at the direction of the Presidency Council and was the fourth such meeting between Mr […]

Libya Oil Production Recovering

Argus reports that Libya's crude oil output has begun to recover toward levels seen at the beginning of April, shortly before a stand-off between the country's rival governments led to a drop in production and a halt in exports from the eastern Marsa el-Hariga terminal. An official from the Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) said […]

Libya to Resume Oil Exports from Marsa al-Hariga

By John Lee. Libya's rival National Oil Corporations (NOC) have reportedly reached an agreement to allow oil shipments to resume from the port of Marsa Al Hariga. Nagi Elmagrabi, head of the Eastern-based NOC, told Bloomberg on Monday that exports would restart within three days. The agreement followed talks in Vienna with Mustafa Sanalla, chairman […]

Oil Supply to Hariga could Shut Down in a Month

By John Lee. Production from the Messla and Sarir oil fields in south-east Libya could be shut down in less than four weeks if a blockade of the Marsa al Hariga port continues. Output from the fields has been cut to less the half due to a dispute between the rival administrations over the right […]

Oil Output Crashes as rival NOCs Fight

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Libya is producing only around 200,000 to 220,000 bpd after the Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) was forced to slash output from its Messla and Sarir fields by more than half. A spokesman for the company said that since loadings at the port of Marsa al Hariga in eastern […]

Eastern NOC blocks Tanker from Loading

By John Lee. A Maltese-flagged tanker was blocked from loading crude oil at the Hariga oil export terminal on Tuesday. According to Reuters, workers at the terminal had been instructed not to handle the tanker -- the 250-metre Seachance -- which was due to lift around 350,000 barrels of oil at the instruction of the […]

Blacklisted Oil Tanker Returns to Libya

By John Lee. The tanker that the Tobruk government had been using to try to export oil from Eastern Libya has returned to the country on Saturday, after it was blacklisted by the United Nations and refused entry to Malta. The eastern government's parallel oil company had hoped to sell the Indian-flagged Distya Ameya's cargo of […]

NOC Works to Block Eastern Oil Shipment

The Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) is continuing efforts to stop the Tobruk/Baida administration from loading crude oil for export. In a statement, the company said: “Agoco, our subsidiary in the east, was instructed yesterday by a Beyda official to load a ship at Marsa el-Hariga. “[NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla] notified Prime Minister Serraj and the Presidency Council, who understood immediately the seriousness of […]