What happened to Haftar’s Libya plan?

Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s plans for Libya took an abrupt turn for the worse marking yet again another stage of the Libyan Civil War. Tripoli-based forces, with international support from Italy, partnered with the Benghazi Defense Brigade (BDB) to sweep into the Sirte Oil Basin. Once again, Libya’s natural wealth became the epicenter for […]

Haftar’s Forces Take Control Of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider Oil Ports In Libya

By Irina Slav General Khalifa Haftar, chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA), and his forces have taken control over two of the four export terminals in the Oil Crescent, according to a spokesperson for the LNA. His words were confirmed by a representative of the National Oil Corporation, speaking to Reuters. The news comes […]

East Libyan oil firm AGOCO's output rises to 320,000 bpd

AGOCO has roughly doubled production since forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar seized blockaded oil terminals. Oct 3 Libya’s Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) said on Monday that its production had risen to 320,000 barrels per day (bpd), up from about 290,000 bpd late last week, helping to push the country’s production above 500,000 […]

Libya resuming oil exports from some major ports

Exports to begin “immediately”, NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla said. By Ayman al-Warfalli Libya is resuming oil exports from some of its main ports which forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar seized in recent days and has lifted related “force majeuere” contractual clauses, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Thursday. The north African nation is […]

‘Hafter must have a role in future of Libya’

Forces loyal to Hafter seized Libyan oil terminals this week.  Renegade General Khalifa Haftar must have a “role in the unified Libyan army”, United Nations Security Mission in Libya chief Martin Kobler told the UN Security Council (UNSC) yesterday. Kobler said the country was in need of a united army. “I said always that General […]

Western powers call on Libyan forces that seized ports to withdraw

General Haftar’s power base continues to grow.  The United States and five European powers on Monday urged forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to withdraw from several key oil ports seized from a rival force over the weekend. Fighters loyal to Haftar took control of the ports of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, Zueitina […]

Libya oil terminals seized in blow to unity govt

Ports of Al-Sidra and Ras Lanuf were seized by forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar. Tripoli (AFP) – Libya’s internationally backed government urged its forces Sunday to act after two oil terminals fell to rival troops, raising fears of further violence in a country already gripped by turmoil. The call came after forces loyal to […]

Niger Delta Avengers threaten to break up Nigeria

The militants hinted they could launch a secession campaign in October. BY CONOR GAFFEY The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have again threatened to withdraw the oil-producing region from Nigeria. The militant group, which has been blowing up oil pipelines since February, said that it hoped Nigeria would strike oil in the north of the country […]

East Libyan forces pledge move to 'secure' oil assets

“We will enter the ports of Zueitina and Es Sider and Ras Lanuf,” Nazhuri told Reuters in an interview at a military base in the eastern town of Marj. By Ayman al-Warfalli Forces loyal to Libya’s eastern government will secure major oil ports and fields to “protect” them, a senior commander said, signalling possible conflict […]