Tag Archives | Zawiya

Sharara Oilfield Shut Again

By John Lee. Libya's largest oilfield has reportedly been closed since Saturday because of a pipeline blockade. According to Reuters, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) declared force majeure on loadings of Sharara crude from the Zawiya oil terminal. Sharara is run as a joint venture between the NOC, Repsol, Total, OMV and Statoil. In recent […]

NOC Chairman holds Meeting with Repsol

Mustafa Sanalla, NOC Chairman, held a meeting with Mr. Luis Polo Navas Director of Libya Business Unit at Repsol on Sunday. The meeting discussed the disturbances that happened last week in which workers at the Control Room of Ez Zawia Tank Farm were attacked. The Chairman familiarized Mr. Navas with the communications that were exchanged […]

Protesters Disrupt Production at Sharara

By John Lee. Bloomberg reports that oil production at the Sharara oil field (pictured) in southwest Libya has been suspended. Sources say protesters shut down the oil pipeline from Sharara to the port and Zawya refinery, but it is unclear what the demonstrators were demanding. Sharara normally produces more than 200,000 barrels of oil per […]

Coastal Highway west of Tripoli to Reopen “Partially”

A government official speaking anonymously has been quoted in the media stating that the Coastal Highway will reopen soon following a meeting between the Zawiyah Crisis Committee and parties from Warshefana. He said that the only condition was that the Interior Ministry would provide troops to secure the road; external groups would not be allowed […]

$18.5m Lost to Pipeline Closure

By John Lee. The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that Libya has lost $18.5 million so far due to the closure of the gas pipeline supplying the Zawiya power station. The line to the 1200-MW plant has been closed in the Bir Terfas district by militias seeking the release of family […]

Tender for Control Fluid Unit for Zawia

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has extended the tender for the supply of a control fluid unit for Zawia. Deadline for submitting offers is Tuesday 20/12/2016. Envelopes shall be opened on Wednesday 21/12/2016 at 10:00 a.m. الشركة العامة للكهرباء لجنة العطاءات المركزية المقر الرئيسي طريق السوانى – طرابلس        بريد إلكتروني: [email protected] gmail.com […]

Production Restarts at Sharara

Oil production resumed at the Sharara oilfield on Monday, following an improvement in security at the Zawiya refinery, which it supplies. The field, Libya's largest, had reopened following a deal with protestors in July, but shelling near the Zawiya refinery last week forced a temporary stop in production. The Wall Street Journal quotes an official […]