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  • *Western powers worry Libya will slide into chaos. TRIPOLI/ ES SIDER, Libya, March 11- Libya's parliament voted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office on Tuesday after a tanker loaded with oil from a rebel-held port escaped the navy, officials said.

  • ES SIDER, Libya, March 11- A North Korean-flagged tanker that loaded crude oil at a rebel-held port in eastern Libya is now in international waters, rebels at the harbour and a state oil company official said on Tuesday.

  • Commodities tomorrow: China data hits oil     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Disappointing China data dominated the markets, which drove oil down. Copper was down, as well. Gold closed up about $3 on the day.

  • TRIPOLI, March 10- Libyan navy and allied militia forces have surrounded a North Korea- flagged tanker just outside an eastern port held by rebels, a navy spokesman said on Monday. The Morning Glory has loaded crude oil worth $30 million at the Es Sider port, bypassing Tripoli authorities, despite a government threat to bomb it should it sail away.

  • *Independent crude shipment to market challenges Tripoli. TRIPOLI, March 8- Libya threatened on Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tried to ship oil from a rebel-controlled port, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's petroleum wealth.

  • *Independent crude shipment to market challenges Tripoli. TRIPOLI, March 8- Libya threatened on Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port east of Tripoli, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country's petroleum wealth.

  • TRIPOLI, March 8- Libya will bomb a North Korea- flagged oil tanker trying to load crude at an eastern port controlled by armed protesters if the vessel fails to follow orders from the navy, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Saturday. "The tanker will be bombed if it doesn't follow orders when leaving.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A mixed day in the energy pits. Crude was down a bit and nat gas popped after a drawdown that was greater than expected.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Power struggle disrupts oil port in Libya's far east Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    TOBRUK, Libya, March 5- If anyone understands the deep divisions over how to resolve the blockade of Libya's eastern Hariga oil port, it is the family of local mayor Faraj Yassin.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Geopolitical tensions pushed oil higher, gold hit $1,350, and wheat futures were up on tensions in Ukraine. Nat gas sold off a bit because the cold snap may not be as severe.

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, March 2- Gunmen killed a French national in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Sunday, a security official said, the latest slaying of a foreigner in the restive area.

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, March 2- Gunmen killed a French citizen in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Sunday, a security official said, the latest slaying of a foreigner in the restive area.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold bullion sees bounce     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold down on day     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude edged higher today after the weekly inventory report showed a smaller build than expected. Nat gas dipped again on the day, as temperatures have been more moderate than expected. Gold was down about $13 on the day.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil down on the day     Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was down on the day, as investors worry about growth in China and the U.S. Nat gas was down on the day, as well. And gold closed at $1,342.70.

  • TRIPOLI, Feb 25- More than 100 rockets fired in clashes between rival government-paid militia have knocked out a power plant in southern Libya, heightening the risk of summer blackouts, the electricity minister said on Tuesday. "This is the chaos Libya lives in," the visibly-annoyed minister, Ali Mohammed Muhairiq, told a televised news conference.

  • Libya's oil output goes from bad to worse Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    Libyan soldiers stand guard at a gas station in Tripoli late last year. The army was deployed during a fuel shortage in the country.

    Libya's domestic disorder is undermining oil production and removing a source of high-quality oil blends for aging European refineries.

  • TRIPOLI, Feb 25- More than 100 rockets fired by government-payrolled rival gunmen rained down on a Libyan power plant and electrical blackouts could result this summer, the country's electricity minister said on Tuesday.

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