Tag Archives | Shokri Ghanem

Libya Investigating Unipec, PetroChina Oil Deals Under Gadhafi

Libya's prosecutor office is probing possible irregularities in crude sales to oil giants China International United Petroleum & Chemical Co., or Unipec, and PetroChina Co. Ltd.  as part of a broader probe into Gadhafi-era oil deals, a file from Libya's Interpol bureau shows. A file issued last month, attached to a request of arrest against […]

Family mourn ex Libya oil chief in low-key funeral

Scores gathered to mourn Libya's Gaddafi-era prime minister and oil chief Shokri Ghanem at a low-key funeral in Tripoli on Friday, days after he was found dead in Austria's Danube river. It was a low-profile end for a man who was once one of the most powerful figures in Libya and then captured the world's […]

Top Vienna murder unit gets Libyan oil boss case

Vienna's top homicide investigation team is probing the drowning of Libya's former oil chief but that does not mean they think he was murdered, prosecutors said on Thursday. The body of Shokri Ghanem, a confidant of Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi who fled to Austria after defecting last year, was found floating in the river Danube […]

Libya was after former oil boss who drowned in Austria

Libya had sought to question Muammar Gaddafi’s former oil chief in a graft inquiry before his body was found in the Danube river in Austria this week, Prosecutor General Abdelaziz Al-Hasadi said on Wednesday. He declined to elaborate on the investigation involving Shokri Ghanem, who as National Oil Corporation (NOC) head long ran the Libyan […]

Suspicion surrounds Vienna death of Gaddafi oil boss

The mysterious drowning of Muammar Gaddafi's former oil boss in Vienna has shaken friends and colleagues, who say they suspect enemies may have hunted down and killed the man who knew more than anyone else about the Libyan dictator's billions. The body of Shokri Ghanem, who served for a time as Gaddafi's prime minister and […]

Former Libyan PM drowned in Danube, police insist

Viennese police insisted on Monday that a former Libyan premier found dead in the river Danube had drowned, but a Libyan security source suggested he could have been murdered by political enemies. Libya’s former prime minister and oil minister Shokri Ghanem’s fully clothed body was found in the Danube in Vienna on Sunday, a few […]

Libya's Gaddafi-era oil chief found floating dead in Danube

Libya's former top oil industry official, Shokri Ghanem, has been found floating dead in the River Danube in Austria, police said on Sunday. Ghanem, 69, had been chairman of Libya's state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) before defecting last year several months after opponents of Muammar Gaddafi had risen up against the Libyan leader and begun […]