US to build ‘empowered’ UN mission in Libya

US to build ‘empowered’ UN mission in Libya

April 2020 - The United States said on Wednesday that it was waiting to build an “empowered” UN mission to Libya, frustrating France and Germany who say that the delay in approving in appointing an envoy undermines efforts to end the conflict. The position of the UN...

UN expects movement soon on new Libya cease-fire talks

UN expects movement soon on new Libya cease-fire talks

April 2020 - The United Nations said Tuesday it expects “things to get moving in the next few days” following the agreement by Libya’s warring parties to resume cease-fire negotiations following days of heavy fighting. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said acting U.N....

Libyan MoU cannot affect Greek rights, says US energy official

Libyan MoU cannot affect Greek rights, says US energy official

April 2020 -The Turkey-Libya memorandum of understanding (MoU) relating to maritime zones “cannot as a legal matter affect the rights or obligations of third states” such as Greece, a US energy official said on Tuesday during  a virtual roundtable discussion on the...

UN: Libya’s warring sides have agreed to restart peace talks

UN: Libya’s warring sides have agreed to restart peace talks

April 2020 - The United Nations said Libya’s warring factions have agreed to resume cease-fire talks, following days of heavy fighting and eastern-based forces retaking a key town from their rivals after a string of setbacks. The U.N. Mission in Libya said it hoped...

UN: Tripoli is the only entity authorised to sell Libya’s oil

UN: Tripoli is the only entity authorised to sell Libya’s oil

April 2020 - The United Nations confirmed that the National Oil Corporation (NOC), based in Tripoli, is the only Libyan authority legally authorised to sell oil. This came following reports that France had seized an oil tanker which was on its way to Libya, the vessel...

Libya conflict: Russia and Turkey risk Syria repeat

Libya conflict: Russia and Turkey risk Syria repeat

April 2020 - Libya looks to be at the end of one bleak chapter, but there is no guarantee that the next will be any better for a country that has been torn to pieces by civil war and foreign intervention since Col Muammar Gaddafi met his grisly death in 2011. Since...

Egypt announces international anti-Turkey alliance

Egypt announces international anti-Turkey alliance

April 2020 - Egypt announced an international alliance that includes Greece, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates and France to confront Turkish provocative moves in Libya and the Mediterranean. Egypt has announced an anti-Turkey alliance that includes Greece, Cyprus, the...

‘Provocative’ Erdogan to drill for oil off Libya

‘Provocative’ Erdogan to drill for oil off Libya

April 2020 - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to create a “fait accompli” over rights to natural resources in the eastern Mediterranean by drilling off the coast of Libya, analysts told Arab News on Saturday. Ankara’s announcement that it intends to...

What does Libya’s ‘Syrianization’ scenario mean for key actors

What does Libya’s ‘Syrianization’ scenario mean for key actors

May 2020 - Turkey may have gotten kudos for tipping the balance in Libya, but Russian countermoves raise the prospect of Turkish collaboration with Russia in the North African country, which is not to the liking of countries that have been giving plaudits to Ankara....

Moscow denies US accusations of forging money for Libya

Moscow denies US accusations of forging money for Libya

May 2020 - Moscow has refuted the US accusations that the national banknote manufacturer was forging money for Libya, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. "We would like to note that under the conditions of actual diarchy in Libya, there are...

Turkey’s friends are winning in Libya

Turkey’s friends are winning in Libya

May 2020 - Turkey and Russia have emerged as the strangest of bedfellows in the Middle East in recent times. While on one hand, Putin and Erdogan signed economically lucrative deals in energy, military, and other sectors, and appeared like the new best friends, they...

France Navy Stops Libya-Bound Tanker After Embargo Warnings

France Navy Stops Libya-Bound Tanker After Embargo Warnings

May 2020 - A French navy frigate saluted an oil tanker as it prepared to load refined petroleum products from a port in eastern Libya, preventing it from reaching its destination and letting it float off the coast of coasts for almost a week, four Western diplomats...

Libya: How Europe failed to end the war

Libya: How Europe failed to end the war

May 2020 - Things are not going well for European diplomacy in the Libyan civil war. The latest initiative, convened by the German government in January, assembled the major foreign supporters of Libya’s warring factions in Berlin, with the aim of having them back...

Geostrategic Dimensions of Libya’s Civil War

Geostrategic Dimensions of Libya’s Civil War

May 2020 - Libya’s civil war has become an increasingly competitive geostrategic struggle. A UN-brokered settlement supported by non-aligned states is the most viable means for a stable de-escalation, enabling Libya to regain its sovereignty. Download this Brief as a...

Libya: Money Talks, Russia Walks

Libya: Money Talks, Russia Walks

May 2020 - Over the weekend LNA (Libyan National Army) forces began moving away from the capital, Tripoli, which they had trying to take since April 2019. The cause of the retreat was the ability of the growing Turkish mercenary force to reinforce the various militias...

Trump urges Libya de-escalation on call with Erdogan – White House

Trump urges Libya de-escalation on call with Erdogan – White House

May 2020 - U.S. President Donald Trump called for a “rapid de-escalation” of the Libyan conflict on a call with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, the White House said, after recent gains by forces backed by Turkey prompted threats of retaliation. Ankara...

In Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker

In Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker

May 2020 - With a succession of quick victories, Turkish-supported forces in Libya have rolled back the gains of a would-be strongman whose allies, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, now face tough choices. CAIRO — A string of victories by Turkish-backed forces in...

It’s Turkey’s Libya now

It’s Turkey’s Libya now

May 2020 - European countries should try to revive the political approach to resolving the Libya conflict, particularly given that Turkey may want to do so from its current position of strength. Libya doesn’t do incremental change, it seems. Instead, the country...

China in Libya – investments and neutrality

China in Libya – investments and neutrality

May 2020 - Among world and regional powers involved in the Libyan crisis, China is often not considered very much because it is not sending mercenaries to the country or mobilizing drones for air raids, like the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Russia. Beijing,...

Geostrategic Dimensions of Libya’s Civil War

Geostrategic Dimensions of Libya’s Civil War

May 2020 - Libya’s civil war has become an increasingly competitive geostrategic struggle. A UN-brokered settlement supported by non-aligned states is the most viable means for a stable de-escalation, enabling Libya to regain its sovereignty. HIGHLIGHTS The Libya...

Russia’s Deepening Libyan Adventure

Russia’s Deepening Libyan Adventure

May 2020 - Russia has several options for escalating its involvement in Libya’s civil war, but the West could make continued intervention too costly for Moscow’s liking. Over the past year, Russia has significantly escalated its military involvement in Libya, in the...

HAFTAR, TRIBAL POWER, AND THE BATTLE FOR LIBYA

HAFTAR, TRIBAL POWER, AND THE BATTLE FOR LIBYA

May 2020 - On April 25, 2020, Khalifa Haftar, the eastern-based head of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) declared on television that he had been granted a popular mandate to rule. This announcement came on the back of a string of embarrassing military...

Western Mercenaries Went to Libya to Help Moscow’s Man, UN Finds

Western Mercenaries Went to Libya to Help Moscow’s Man, UN Finds

May 2020 - A team of Western mercenaries linked with two Dubai-based companies was briefly deployed to Libya to assist Russian-backed strongman Khalifa Haftar in his offensive to capture Tripoli, according to a confidential UN report, underscoring how the country’s...

Turkish Petroleum “seeking Libya Exploration Permit”

Turkish Petroleum “seeking Libya Exploration Permit”

May 2020 - T Turkish Petroleum (TPAO) has reportedly applied to Libya's Tripoli-basedGovernment of National Accord (GNA) for an exploration permit in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey's Anadolu Agency quotes Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez as saying that...

Turkey to start drilling off Greece as planned in deal with Libya

Turkey to start drilling off Greece as planned in deal with Libya

May 2020 - State-owned oil company Turkish Petroleum (IPAO) has submitted an application to Tripoli-based government to start drilling in parts of the eastern Mediterranean outlined in the country’s contentious maritime borders agreement with Libya, Turkey ‘s Energy...

Iibya Needs European Boots on the Ground

Iibya Needs European Boots on the Ground

May 2020 - The arrival of the new coronavirus in Libya has not interrupted the battle for Tripoli. Since 2011, when a series of uprisings backed up by a NATO air campaign overthrew dictator Muammar Qaddafi, Libya has progressively fragmented. There is now an all-out...

Is Russia pulling support from Libyan strongman Hifter?

Is Russia pulling support from Libyan strongman Hifter?

May 2020 - While Washington has been accusing Moscow of inflaming the conflict in war-torn Libya by sending mercenaries to fight on behalf of strongman Khalifa Hifter, signs have been emerging that Russia is increasing contacts with the Hifter-aligned eastern-based...

China’s Balancing Act in Libya

China’s Balancing Act in Libya

May 2020 - Among the bevy of great and middle powers involved in Libya, China is often neglected. It is not pouring in mercenaries or conducting airstrikes—like the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Russia—but China is steadily investing and exerting influence in ways...

German ambassador welcomes NOC step to reconstruct Brega Company

German ambassador welcomes NOC step to reconstruct Brega Company

May 2020 - The German ambassador to Libya, Oliver Owcza welcomed on Thursday the restructuring within the management committee of Brega Petroleum Marketing Company, expressing hope that the step would enhance the independence of the oil sector in the country. "We join...

How the UAE reduced Saudi Arabia into a subordinate ally in Libya

How the UAE reduced Saudi Arabia into a subordinate ally in Libya

May 2020  The UAE's ambitious foreign policy goals has slowly overshadowed Saudi Arabia's standing in the Middle East, according to regional experts. In early April, Saudi Arabia promised support to Khalifa Haftar at a time when the Libyan warlord had launched an...

Wagner, shadowy Russian military group, ‘fighting in Libya’

Wagner, shadowy Russian military group, ‘fighting in Libya’

May 2020 - Hundreds of mercenaries from Russia's shadowy Wagner Group are operating in Libya, a leaked UN report says. They have been supporting renegade general Khalifa Haftar's battle against the Tripoli-based government, it says. Since 2014, Libya has been split...

Russia forced Haftar to declare truce in Libya: Saleh

Russia forced Haftar to declare truce in Libya: Saleh

May 2020 - Eastern Libya-based renegade General Khalifa Haftar announced a truce upon the “command of Russia” as he suffered great loses against the UN-recognised Libyan government, according to pro-Haftar parliament speaker. Discussions between the Libyan House of...

Time to Partition the ‘Fake’ Country of Libya

Time to Partition the ‘Fake’ Country of Libya

May 2020 - Since the United States led a NATO military intervention in 2011 to overthrow longtime dictator Muammar Qaddafi, Libya has been wracked by violent power struggles among an assortment of armed militias. Now it might be headed for a partition. Chaotic...

Russia wants a frozen conflict in Libya

Russia wants a frozen conflict in Libya

May 2020 - As Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar unilaterally announced his acceptance of the Libyan presidency, Russian reaction was predictable: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called for diplomacy. “In Moscow, we remain convinced that the only possible resolution in...

Turkey and the Libyan and Syrian Civil Wars

Turkey and the Libyan and Syrian Civil Wars

May 2020 - Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is constantly looking for opportunities to enhance its status as a regional superpower and promote its Islamist ideology in the Arab Middle East. Libya is the newest arena in which Erdoğan is trying to capitalize on...

Turkey may be Libya’s supply chain leader in new normal

Turkey may be Libya’s supply chain leader in new normal

May 2020 - ANKARA  If positioned well, Turkey can be the leader in Libya's supply chain in the new normal, said a top business leader on Monday. Murtaza Karanfil, head of Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) Turkey-Libya Business Council, underlined that countries...

Can the UAE’s coup attempts in Libya and Yemen succeed?

Can the UAE’s coup attempts in Libya and Yemen succeed?

May 2020 - In less than 48 hours, Yemen's separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) and Libya's renegade warlord Khalifa Haftar rebelled against their respective governments, in defiance of previous peace initiatives. These moves could not have occurred were it...

Why regional rivals Turkey and UAE are in war of words over Libya

Why regional rivals Turkey and UAE are in war of words over Libya

May 2020 - Diplomatic tensions between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have resurfaced once again after the two sides were engaged in a war of words over the crisis in Libya. In a statement issued on Thursday, the UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and...

GECOL official calls for converting landfill to a power plant

GECOL official calls for converting landfill to a power plant

April 2020 - The head of the automatic control system at the South Tripoli Gas Power Station, Eng. Abdul Sattar Al-Nayli, has called on the authorities to consider converting the nearby landfill facility to a power plant to boost electricity generation. In a video...

How to raise startup funding in a war-torn economy

How to raise startup funding in a war-torn economy

April 2020 - After years of war, Libya’s economy often seems to be characterized by what’s missing rather than what’s there. Speak to entrepreneurial Libyans and they’ll often tell you what’s lacking, from reliable electricity to transport networks, experienced...

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders:

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders:

April 2020 - TRIPOLI — Rehabilitation and upgrading of Beda airport, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Rehabilitation and upgrading of Hamada airport, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) Messla/Sarir electrical network SCADA system, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO)...

The White House Blessed a War in Libya, but Russia Won It

The White House Blessed a War in Libya, but Russia Won It

April 2020 - TRIPOLI — Early last spring, just before a planned American-backed peace conference between warring factions in Libya, the aspiring Libyan strongman Khalifa Hifter arranged a phone call with John R. Bolton, then the White House national security adviser....

Turkey raises the stakes in Libya

Turkey raises the stakes in Libya

April 2020 - What lies behind Ankara’s decision to side with the UN-recognised GNA government in Libya’s civil war? Tom Collins investigates the regional ambitions of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan In early January, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Haftar: the road to dictatorship and collapse

Haftar: the road to dictatorship and collapse

April 2020 - Saleh’s proposals On April 23, Aguila Saleh Issa, Chairman of the House of Representatives of Libya (HoR) – the parliament in Tobruk in eastern part of the country, made an unexpected political proposal. He called for the reestablishment of the...

New Turkey air operations in Libya

New Turkey air operations in Libya

April 2020 - ibyan National Army (LNA) Spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari has accused Turkey of plotting an air operation in Libya, noting that Ankara, which supports the opposite conflicting side — the Government of National Accord led by Fayez al-Sarraj — was taking...

Reason China isn’t taking sides in Libya

Reason China isn’t taking sides in Libya

April 2020 - At a recent joint press conference in Cairo with his Egyptian counterpart, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi opposed military intervention in Libya, saying it would only aggravate conflicts and intensify confrontations. Despite his call, however, a...

Libya loses $4bn from National Economy

Libya loses $4bn from National Economy

April 2020 - The forced closure of many NOC facilities has resulted in the country losing revenue of over $4 billion. NOC chairman Eng. Mustafa Sanalla commented on the loss saying: "Libya is today $4 billion poorer than it would have been without the blockade. That...

Russia Isn’t the Only One Getting Its Hands Dirty in Libya

Russia Isn’t the Only One Getting Its Hands Dirty in Libya

April 2020 - With all eyes on the coronavirus, one of the Middle East’s most protracted conflicts shows no sign of abating, and foreign actors seem committed to fanning the flames. U.S. policymakers are mostly concerned with the increasing role of Russia, but among...

Italy expects to revive valuable Libya contracts

Italy expects to revive valuable Libya contracts

April 2020 - Libya will honour all its contracts with Italian companies in a post-Muammar Gaddafi era, the rebel Libyan envoy to Rome and Italy’s government said, in a boost for companies ranging from Eni to Finmeccanica . Italy has stepped up efforts to safeguard...

Israel’s little-known support for Haftar’s war in Libya

Israel’s little-known support for Haftar’s war in Libya

April 2020 - Despite pleas by the United Nations and international humanitarian organisations to suspend violence, at least temporarily during the coronavirus pandemic the Libyan civil war continues as usual. Following an attack last Monday, water supply was cut to...

Latest Oil Tenders

Latest Oil Tenders

April 2020 - The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has advertised new tenders: • Maintenance and Operation Services at Al Jurf, Mabruk Oil Operations • Aviation Services at Al Jurf, Mabruk Oil Operations • Tubing, Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) • Well head, Arabian...

Russia’s Strategy in Libya

Russia’s Strategy in Libya

April 2020 - The world’s attention may be focused on the coronavirus pandemic. But Russia continues its complicated game in Libya. In early March 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasised their shared commitment to a...

Crossing Business Borders: Ahli United Bank CEO Adel El-Labban Q&A

Crossing Business Borders: Ahli United Bank CEO Adel El-Labban Q&A

April 2020 - Ahli United Bank’s CEO and managing director, Adel El-Labban, talks with Global Finance about operating in high-risk environments and his bank’s pending merger with Kuwait Finance House. Adel El-Labban: KFH and AUB have complementary businesses. Following...

Libya’s wealth fund unveils reform plan.

Libya’s wealth fund unveils reform plan.

March 2020 - The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), the Arab state’s troubled sovereign wealth fund, has published a seven-point reform strategy for 2020 designed to bring it into line with international best practice.The LIA also hopes that the reforms will increase...

Berniq Airways opens its Benghazi headquarters

Berniq Airways opens its Benghazi headquarters

March 2020 - Berniq Airways opened its Benghazi headquarters yesterday at a ceremony attended by the city’s VIPs including the eastern Central Bank of Libya Governor Ali Hibri. Berniq is a newly established private sector company based in Benghazi with a capital of LD...

Ouzu hotel redevelopment announced

Ouzu hotel redevelopment announced

March 2020 - The Benghazi branch of the Libyan Social Security Fund has revealed its intention in the coming days to start the rehabilitation and redevelopment of the long closed Ouzu hotel, the Benghazi Chamber of Commerce and Industry reported yesterday. The hotel...

Libya reviews economic relations with the UK

Libya reviews economic relations with the UK

March 2020 - Minister of Economy and Industry, Ali al-Issawi, discussed Thursday, with British Minister of State for International Trade, Conor Burns, the possibility of signing a free trade agreement between the two countries. The meeting took place at the British...

Mining in Libya may become ‘more important’ than oil: minister

Mining in Libya may become ‘more important’ than oil: minister

March 2020 - London — Mining in Libya may eventually become a more significant economic activity than oil production as the country seeks to reduce its economic dependency on oil, Libyan Economy Minister Ali Al-Issawi said Wednesday. "Libya has gold, magnesium and...

Turkey eyes $120 bln investment potential in Libya

Turkey eyes $120 bln investment potential in Libya

March 2020 - Turkish investors should harness Libya;'s $120 billion investment volume - especially in the contracting sector - said the chairman of the Turkey -Libya Council of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey on March 5. "There is a call from Libya in...

Libya Economic Experts to Study Oil-Revenue Sharing, UN Says

Libya Economic Experts to Study Oil-Revenue Sharing, UN Says

February 2020 - Libyan economic experts will study the distribution of crucial oil revenue as efforts continue to solve the war-ravaged OPEC member’s political crisis, the United Nations said. The decision to assign the economic commission to work “on issues of...

Libya prepares strategic investment map

Libya prepares strategic investment map

February 2020 - The Ministry of Economy, aligned with the internationally recognized government based in Tripoli, is working on a national investment plan to act as the main investment reference and strategic tool for mobilizing resources and improving the economy....

US security consulting team meets officials in Tripoli

US security consulting team meets officials in Tripoli

February 2020 - A US security and military consulting group arrived in Tripoli on Sunday morning. The visit of the US security consulting group comes in the context of reforming and developing the military and security institutions in Libya, the Information Office of...

SUSAH SECURES PORT

SUSAH SECURES PORT

January 2020 - A major new port project is underway in Libya, with the developer leveraging a wide-range of complementary skills, as AJ Keyes confirms. Michael Guidry is used to working in difficult circumstances and getting the job done. A specialist in security...

The 57 CONCLUSIONS from the BERLIN CONFERENCE on LIBYA

The 57 CONCLUSIONS from the BERLIN CONFERENCE on LIBYA

January 2020 - Here is the full text: Today’s Berlin Conference on Libya, at the invitation of German Chancellor Merkel, has gathered the Governments of Algeria, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Turkey, the Republic of the Congo, United Arab Emirates, the...

Libya’s total 2019 state revenues up on budget estimates

Libya’s total 2019 state revenues up on budget estimates

January 2020 - Libya’s 2019 state revenues were up on budget estimates for the period 1/1/2019 to 31/12/2019, the Tripoli Central Bank of Libya revealed yesterday in its latest statistical bulletin. The state also enjoyed a surplus as spending was also down on...

Libya tots up oil earnings

Libya tots up oil earnings

January 2020 - While high-level meetings continue in trying to bring some sort of resolution to Libya’s conflict, the National Oil Corp. (NOC) has continued producing hydrocarbons and its commitment to transparency. NOC has reported total revenues for 2019 of $22.495...

How to raise startup funding in a war-torn economy

How to raise startup funding in a war-torn economy

January 2020 - After years of war, Libya’s economy often seems to be characterized by what’s missing rather than what’s there. Speak to entrepreneurial Libyans and they’ll often tell you what’s lacking, from reliable electricity to transport networks, experienced...

Erdogan: Turkey, Libya May Open Doors To Foreign Oil Companies

Erdogan: Turkey, Libya May Open Doors To Foreign Oil Companies

January 2020 - Turkey and Libya could use the services of international companies for their joint oil and gas exploration plans in the Mediterranean, Reuters reports, citing Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan’s statement comes amid attempts by Turkey to...

Libya revives plans for Benghazi power plant

Libya revives plans for Benghazi power plant

December 2019 - The General Electricity Company of Libya (Gecol) intend to go ahead with the plan to build a major power combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant in Benghazi, according to a source familiar with the scheme. It is unclear whether the client is...

Putin Makes A Move In Libya’s Oil Crescent

Putin Makes A Move In Libya’s Oil Crescent

December 2019 - Whenever a major oil-producing region is engulfed in prolonged warfare, speculation starts to abound regarding all the potential changes to its oil and gas policy and the companies willing to take a share in its projects. The future of Iraqi oil...

Wintershall reaches Libya deal

Wintershall reaches Libya deal

December 2019 - Wintershall’s local subsidiary has signed two exploration and production-sharing agreements (EPSAs) with Libya’s National Oil Corp. (NOC) after compromising on licence terms. The local unit, Wintershall Aktiengesellschaft (WIAG), signed the deal on...

Libya NOC approves Total’s acquisition of Waha concession stake

Libya NOC approves Total’s acquisition of Waha concession stake

December 2019 - Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) has approved Total's acquisition of Marathon Oil Libya Limited (MOLL)'s 16.33% stake in the Waha concessions. “When Total announced the purchase of MOLL's stake in the Waha concessions through the acquisition of...

Tatneft kicks off seismic in Libya

Tatneft kicks off seismic in Libya

December 2019 -Tatneft resumed its seismic work on December 6 in the Ghadames Basin, in northwest Libya. Carrying out the seismic is Arab Geophysical Exploration Services Company (AGESCO) on Block 4/82. The work will cover a 200 square km area. The Russian company...

Energy minister: Turkey to begin oil exploration in Libya soon

Energy minister: Turkey to begin oil exploration in Libya soon

~December 2019 - Turkey will begin oil and gas exploration and production studies in the Eastern Mediterranean soon after signing a memorandum of understanding with Libya last week, the energy minister announced yesterday. Turkey Energy and Natural Resources Minister...

France to supply Tripoli with brand new fire engines

France to supply Tripoli with brand new fire engines

November 2019 - France is to supply new fire engines to the Tripoli government's civil security service, according to our information Reporting by:     Generic Share This Article: facebooktwittergoogle-plustumblrinstagramflikrrss

Turkey and Libya sign deal on maritime zones in the Mediterranean

Turkey and Libya sign deal on maritime zones in the Mediterranean

November 2019 - Turkey and Libya's internationally recognized government have signed an agreement on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea as well as a deal on expanded security and military cooperation, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Nov. 28. The...

NOC seeks joint cooperation with DeGolyer and MacNaughton

NOC seeks joint cooperation with DeGolyer and MacNaughton

November 2019 - Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah has discussed with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the global petroleum consulting company DeGolyer and MacNaughton, John Wallace, joint cooperation activities between both...

Libya, Italy sign commercial arbitration cooperation agreement

Libya, Italy sign commercial arbitration cooperation agreement

November 2019 - The third world commercial arbitration conference to boost investments in Libya was held on Wednesday in Milan to boost commercial relations between Italy and Libya. The two commercial arbitration centers in Italy and Libya signed at the conference an...

Libya’s NOC sets sights on 1.5m b/d oil output target

Libya’s NOC sets sights on 1.5m b/d oil output target

November 2019 - Libya’s main oil chief has set his sights on boosting oil production to 1.50 million b/d in 2020 from current levels of 1.25 million b/d, as the country’s oil production and exports have been largely unaffected this year despite the civil unrest...

Libya’s NOC sets out big plans in international pitch

Libya’s NOC sets out big plans in international pitch

November 2019 - Libya expects to raise more than $20 billion in revenue in 2019, with production running at around 1.25 million barrels per day, the company’s chairman Mustafa Sanalla said at a conference in Tunis. The plan is for 2020 to be a “transformative year for...

LMorocco hosts 1st Libyan investment economic forum

LMorocco hosts 1st Libyan investment economic forum

November 2019 - The first Libyan investment economic forum started on Monday in Morocco's capital Rabat.The event was organized by the Libyan General Union of the Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture with the sponsorship of the Presidential Council of...

Libya’s NOC October revenues rise 21% vs September

Libya’s NOC October revenues rise 21% vs September

November 2019 - Libya’s state-run National Oil Coporation (NOC) said on Sunday its October revenues rose 21% to $2.2 billion from $1.8 billion in September.Its revenues came from sales of crude oil, hydrocarbons, petroleum and petrochemical derivatives, as well as...

Petrofac secures three engineering contracts in MENA

Petrofac secures three engineering contracts in MENA

November 2019 - Petrofac will provide FEED and conceptualisation studies to clients in Oman and Libya following the award of a clutch of new contracts.In Oman, Petrofac will support Flare to Value LLC (F2V) by producing a basic engineering package to recover gas that...

Libya’s iron and steel company investigates using local minerals

Libya’s iron and steel company investigates using local minerals

November 2019 - Libya’s Misrata-based state Iron and Steel Company, LISCO, is investigating the possibility of using local minerals and ores for its production.The revelation came after a meeting last Wednesday in the company’s Misrata headquarters between LISCO and...

Libya wins membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Libya wins membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council

October 2019 - Libya has won the membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council among 14 other countries elected by the General Assembly of the International Organization to succeed the outgoing members of the Council held in Geneva, Switzerland.The Ministry of...

Benghazi pasta factory aims for January reopening

Benghazi pasta factory aims for January reopening

October 2019 - The Benghazi Pasta Factory aims to reopen by January next year, it was revealed yesterday.The revelation came after a meeting yesterday between the Chairman of the National Mills and Feed Company, the head of Benghazi Municipality and the head of the...

Russia’s Tatneft to resume operations in Libya

Russia’s Tatneft to resume operations in Libya

October 2019 - Director of the Russian oil and gas company Tatneft, Rustam Minnikhanov has confirmed the company's readiness to resume work in Libya, during the coming weeks.In his meeting with Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) delegation on the sidelines of the...

Tripoli gov’t gives Libya’s NOC $1 billion in funding

Tripoli gov’t gives Libya’s NOC $1 billion in funding

October 2019 - Libya’s internationally recognised government said it had allocated 1.5 billion Libyan dinars ($1.06 billion) for the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to maintain oil production in 2019-2020, according to a resolution shared with journalists on...

Tajoura Municipality to launch investment projects within the town

Tajoura Municipality to launch investment projects within the town

October 2019 - The Municipality of Tajoura, east Tripoli, has offered five pieces of land, each of 5000 square meters, for investment.It explained on its Facebook page that the five pieces of land will be invested in establishing a children's playground, green areas...

Italy to kick off construction of coastal road project in Libya

Italy to kick off construction of coastal road project in Libya

September 2019 - The Libyan embassy in Rome said Italy and Libya's Presidential Council's government are going to start construction work of the coastal road in Libya as per the Friendship Agreement between the two countries.The embassy said on Sunday that the two...

The global competition over Libya spreads to Moscow and Beijing

The global competition over Libya spreads to Moscow and Beijing

September 2019 - On 26 August 2019, the G7 meeting in Biarritz, France, produced a common declaration on the world’s most pressing issues.The leaders of the largest and most advanced economies specifically mentioned the conflict in Libya.They called for a truce to...

Could solar power be the answer to Libya’s energy problems?

Could solar power be the answer to Libya’s energy problems?

September 2019 - At first glance, little about Libya would make it an enticing destination for the renewable energy industry. Political violence has wracked the country for the last eight years, and two factions, the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan...

Benghazi Asphalt Factory operational after 8-year closure

Benghazi Asphalt Factory operational after 8-year closure

September 2019 - The Benghazi Asphalt Factory became operational on Monday having been out of service since 2011, Brega Marketing Company, a subsidiary of the National Oil Corporation, reported Tuesday.The asphalt factory had received lengthy and long overdue...

Benghazi port bustling again despite Libya’s divisions

Benghazi port bustling again despite Libya’s divisions

September 2019 - BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - The commercial port in Libya’s second city Benghazi is working round the clock three years after reopening, attempting to raise revenues for its restoration and expansion.The port was caught in the crossfire as rival...

Libya’s Audit Bureau calls for proper preparation of 2020 budget

Libya’s Audit Bureau calls for proper preparation of 2020 budget

September 2019 - The Libyan Audit Bureau has called on all authorities that are supposed to be funded by the 2020 budget of the country to exert efforts to prepare a well-studied budget for the next year.In a statement on Sunday, the Libyan Audit Bureau said that the...

Libya’s oil and gas revenues rose to $2.1 billion in July -NOC

Libya’s oil and gas revenues rose to $2.1 billion in July -NOC

September 2019 - Tripoli, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Sunday that its revenues rose to $2.1 billion in July, up 23% from the previous month.The company attributed the rise in revenues to an increase in the number of crude oil...

NOC seeks stronger partnership with Pakistan in oil and gas sector

NOC seeks stronger partnership with Pakistan in oil and gas sector

August 2019 - The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah discussed with Pakistan Ambassador to Libya, Sajid Iqbal, ways of promoting synergies, especially in the oil sector.During the meeting, the Pakistani ambassador affirmed his country's...

Eni continues oil and gas initiative in Libya

Eni continues oil and gas initiative in Libya

August 2019 - Eni has long history in North Africa's oil and gas exploration. The meeting was also attended by the chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanalla.Claudio Descalzi assured Sarraj the full commitment of the company to its operational...

LISCO exports steel shipment to Lebanon

LISCO exports steel shipment to Lebanon

August 2019 - Libya’s Misrata-based state-owned Iron and Steel Company (LISCO) announced yesterday that it has exported 5,000 tons of reinforced steel of different sizes to Lebanon.It said that it was in the process of making other exports both to other Arab countries...

NOC and Eni complete Phase 2 of Bahr Essalam gas project

NOC and Eni complete Phase 2 of Bahr Essalam gas project

August 2019 - Parties to expedite domestic gas supply and in-country renewable energy projectsNational Oil Corporation (NOC) and Italian oil major Eni announce the completion of Phase 2 of the Bahr Essalam offshore gas project, a joint venture between the two...

Head of Audit Bureau vows to solve US firms’ problems in Libya

Head of Audit Bureau vows to solve US firms’ problems in Libya

July 2019 - The Head of the Libyan Audit Bureau Ahmed Shakshak met with the members of the American Libyan Work Committee at the Libyan embassy in Washington in the presence of ambassador Wafaa Bugagais and a representative for the US State Department.The meeting...

Libya’s oil industry turns to China for help

Libya’s oil industry turns to China for help

July 2019 - Libya [National Oil Corporation] NOC representatives traveled to China to discuss China’s interest in helping to restore Libya’s oil industry that has suffered through years of civil unrest, according to the Libya Observer.While there, the Libyan...

NOC and Schlumberger to establish Benghazi training centre

NOC and Schlumberger to establish Benghazi training centre

July 2019 - Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced on Tuesday that as part of its focus on upskilling the next generation of oil sector workers, it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday, July 15, 2019, with “the world’s leading oilfield...

EBRD welcomes Libya as latest shareholder

EBRD welcomes Libya as latest shareholder

July 2019 -  Libya joins EBRD as 71st shareholderMembership request approved by Bank’s Board of GovernorsLibya is within southern and eastern Mediterranean regionLibya has joined the EBRD as its latest shareholder with a view to becoming a country where the Bank...

Libya’s oil revenues up on projections to LD 14 billion

Libya’s oil revenues up on projections to LD 14 billion

July 2019 - Lbya’s oil revenues were up on projections by LD 1.148 bn to LD 14.348 bn for the period 1/1/2019 to 30/6/2019, the Tripoli based Central Bank of Libya (CBL) reported in its latest bulletin.Oil revenues contributed 92.8 percent of the state budget –...

First batch of public transport buses shipped from China

First batch of public transport buses shipped from China

July 2019 - The first batch of 37 public transport buses ordered by Libya have been manufactured and are being shipped from China.Libya media reports say that operator, Essahim Company for Public Transport, is expected to announce shortly the first routes for the new...

Eastern Libya, U.S. firm close to signing Libya port deal

Eastern Libya, U.S. firm close to signing Libya port deal

  July 2019 - TUNIS/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan authorities and U.S. security firm Guidry Group plan to finalize an agreement to develop a major port in the east of the troubled oil producer, both sides said.Talks have been going on for about a year to...

Libya’s May Oil Revenue at US$ 2.3bn – up 24 percent

Libya’s May Oil Revenue at US$ 2.3bn – up 24 percent

London, 27 June 2019: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported today that it recorded an income of US$ 2.3 billion from sales of crude oil and derived products, in addition to taxes and royalties received from concession contracts for the month of May.The...

Libya’s Oil Production Could Double Within 5 Years

Libya’s Oil Production Could Double Within 5 Years

Oilprice.com, June 2019. - Despite frequent oil field outages and now an open conflict between the UN-recognized government and the eastern-affiliated LNA, Libya’s oil production could double to 2 million bpd by 2023, IHS Markit analyst Fotios Katsoulas wrote in a...

NOC: Libyan-Norwegian fertiliser venture to restart operations shortly

NOC: Libyan-Norwegian fertiliser venture to restart operations shortly

NOC: Libyan-Norwegian fertiliser venture to restart operations shortly. (June 2019) TRIPOLI – The Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Saturday it had restored natural gas supply to LifeCo – the fertilizer joint venture it operates with Norway’s Yara,...

NOC opens office in Houston.

NOC opens office in Houston.

Libya’s National Oil Corporation opens office in Houston. Houston will serve as a vital procurement and engineering hub for `NOC to tap into the best expertise and technology in the market, Sanallah said. (Libyan Express May 2019) The new office has been mandated to...

Libyan Budget Released

Libyan Budget Released

Libya Approves $34 Billion Budget for 2019 Following Months of Conflict. The Libyan government, backed by the United Nations, said on Monday it had agreed with the central bank on a budget of 201.8 billion dinars ($33.83 billion) for months. The "financial...

Investment in Libya

Investment in Libya

Libya Cement Company issues EPC tenders, part of €200 m investment to increase production by 50 percent. (By Sami Zaptia) The LCC has announced firm plans for a major investment program which will see around € 200 million spent in expanding its production capacity...

GECOL Restarts Khoms

GECOL Restarts Khoms

GECOL reconnects two units of Khoms gas station to power grid. (June 2019) Director of the Information Department of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), Mohamed Al-Takouri said that two units of Khoms gas station have entered the power grid with a total...

China Plan $5 Billion investment

China Plan $5 Billion investment

Libya gets lion’s share of China investments in Africa. (October 2018) The head of the Federation of Libyan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mohammed Al-Raeid, said that China has allocated 5 billion dollars out of $ 20 billion of its investments in Africa to...

If true, very interesting, Russia continues its courtship of Saleh!

Head of Libya's Eastern-Based Parliament to Visit Moscow on Sunday, Source Says - Sputnik International https://sputniknews.com/world/202006061079535530-head-of-libyas-eastern-based-parliament-to-visit-moscow-on-sunday-source-says/

Egyptian president announces plan for ceasefire in Libya | World news | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/06/egyptian-president-announces-plan-for-ceasefire-in-libya

I sincerely hope this is progress!

UN envoy holds cease-fire talks with Libya’s eastern forces - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/un-envoy-holds-cease-fire-talks-with-libyas-eastern-forces/2020/06/03/b76fd9ea-a5e1-11ea-898e-b21b9a83f792_story.html

Cracks appearing?

Libya: Aguila Saleh Issa meets militia leaders, excluding Haftar – Middle East Monitor https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200529-libya-aguila-saleh-issa-meets-militia-leaders-excluding-haftar/

HOW DO WE LET THIS SORT OF THING HAPPEN?!?

Revenge': Murdered Libyan smuggler's family kills 30 migrants | Libya News | Al Jazeera https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/murdered-libyan-smuggler-family-kills-30-migrants-200529061841068.html

The BBC now reporting this...

US says Russia sent jets to Libya 'mercenaries' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-52811093

First-class investigative journalism re mercenaries in #Libya “where a war driven by powerful foreign sponsors has created a lucrative playground for smugglers, arms dealers, mercenaries & other profiteers who flout an international arms embargo with little fear of consequences.” https://twitter.com/nytimesworld/status/1264853998689030144

New York Times World@nytimesworld

Last June, 20 western soldiers of fortune landed in Banghazi Libya. Their mission was to prevent Turkish weapons from reaching Tripoli. It quickly went wrong. https://nyti.ms/2TDKJYt

Is this true?????

Libyan mayor says Wagner Group left country https://m.yenisafak.com/en/news/libyan-mayor-says-wagner-group-left-country-3530300

Will Turkeys continued ambitions in Libya including the potential for a military base be the catalyst that at last brings the international community to the table? Fingers crossed

Russia Warplanes Reported In Libya After Local Proxy Loses Key Airbase https://www.forbes.com/sites/sebastienroblin/2020/05/21/russia-allegedly-sends-warplanes-to-libya-after-local-proxy-loses-key-airbase/

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