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NOC warns Oil Market against Illegal Contracts

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has reasserted that it is the only body authorised by the United Nations to export crude oil and oil products from Libya. The NOC confirmed that term contracts covering the entire production for 2017 for all Libyan crude grades have already been entered with 16 international oil […]

Libya Selects Gasoline Suppliers

Greek, Russian and Italian firms are to supply Libya with around 2.5 million tonnes of gasoline in 2013, reports Al Bawaba. The companies named include Greece's Motor Oil Hellas, Italian refiner Saras, and Litasco, the trading arm of Russia's Lukoil. Two trading sources said Swiss-based trading house Trafigura also had won part of the tender, […]

Silence on Oil Deals "a Setback for Transparency"

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has told Reuters that it will not reveal the details of its oil sales this year. While oil producers commonly keep details of crude deals secret, the agency reports that Libyan officials promised to publish details of Libya's oil deals following more than 40 years of secrecy under the Gaddafi […]

Saras Q4 hit by weak demand and Iran tension

Saras, one of Italy's leading refiners, said on Tuesday its core earnings in the fourth quarter fell 31 percent on weak demand due to the euro zone debt crisis and high oil prices fuelled by the growing tension over Iran. Saras, which currently uses about 10 percent of Iranian crude oils in its refinery mix, reiterated […]