TRIPOLI, April 11- Libya may have averted a state collapse by striking a deal with eastern rebels to reopen occupied oil ports, but technical delays and simmering federalist dissent threaten to disrupt production once again.
TRIPOLI, April 7- Libya's Zueitina oil port prepared on Monday to load crude on tankers after the government reached a deal with rebels to reopen four terminals that insurgents have occupied since summer.
BENGHAZI/ TRIPOLI, Libya, April 3- Libya has seen evidence of "good intentions" at indirect talks with eastern rebels which could lead to the lifting of their blockage of major oil ports within days, a government minister said on Thursday.
BENGHAZI, Libya, April 3- Libya has seen "good intentions" at indirect talks with eastern rebels which might lead to the lifting of their blockage of major oil ports within days, acting oil minister Omar Shakmak said on Thursday. It was later boarded by U.S. commandos and returned to Libya, killing hopes of the rebels to sell oil.
TRIPOLI, April 2- Libya could finalise an agreement in two to three days with rebels to reopen vital oil ports, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, bolstering hopes for an end to an eight-month stalemate that has dried up oil revenue.
Tatneft, which has most of its production assets in Russia's Tatarstan region, a largely Muslim province on the Volga river, had invested about $200 million in exploration in Libya before suspending operations when an uprising broke out in 2011 which led to the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi.
TRIPOLI, April 1- A rebel group in eastern Libya has agreed with the government to end its seizure of vital oil ports within days, a senior leader told Reuters on Tuesday, raising hopes for an end to an eight-month stalemate that has dried up state income and fuelled chaos.
TRIPOLI, April 1- A rebel group in eastern Libya has agreed with the government to end its seizure of vital oil export ports within days, a senior leader told Reuters on Tuesday, raising hopes to end an eight-month stalemate drying up state income and fuelling chaos.
TRIPOLI, March 31- Libya is burning through central bank reserves and scrapping infrastructure projects to overcome its worst budget crisis in decades after the seizure of oil installations by armed groups has reduced the government's income almost to zero.
March 30- Libya's sovereign wealth fund has filed a $1.5 billion lawsuit against Societe Generale, accusing it of funnelling bribes worth tens of millions of dollars to associates of Saif al-Islam, the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
*Libya struggling with progress three years after Gadaffi ouster. TRIPOLI, March 30- When a militia holding Libya's eastern ports loaded a North Korean-flagged tanker with oil earlier this month, the Libyan parliament sacked its own prime minister and turned to U.S. commandos to bring its cargo back.
TRIPOLI, March 27- Libyan protesters have blocked a pipeline carrying oil condensates from the southwestern al-Wafa oilfield to the Mellitah export port, state-owned National Oil Corp said on Thursday.
TRIPOLI, March 27- Pakistani sea captain Mirza Noman Baig knew he was trapped when dozens of fighters armed with rifles boarded his tanker just off a rebel-held port on Libya's coast.
TRIPOLI/ BENGHAZI, Libya, March 18- A Libyan rebel leader accused the United States on Tuesday of behaving like pirates after U.S. naval forces seized an oil-laden tanker that had sailed from a rebel-held port in the east of the chaotic North African state.
*U.S. Navy commandos storm vessel in international waters. President Barack Obama and requested by the Libyan and Cypriot governments, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said. "The Morning Glory is carrying a cargo of oil owned by the Libyan government National Oil Company.
*U.S. Navy SEALs storm vessel in international waters. U.S. Navy SEALs boarded the Morning Glory tanker in international waters off Cyprus on Sunday night and took control of the vessel, which the Pentagon said was held by three armed Libyans. President Barack Obama and requested by the Libyan and Cypriot governments, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said.
March 17- U.S. Navy SEALs boarded and took control of an oil tanker late on Sunday that escaped earlier this month from a Libyan port with armed men at the helm, the U.S. Department of Defense said.
TRIPOLI, March 14- Libya's state oil company on Friday declared force majeure for the Hariga oil export port in eastern Libya, which has been blocked by protesters since August. State-owned National Oil Corp had lifted the suspension of contractual obligations under force majeure at Hariga at the end of October.
TRIPOLI, March 11- Libya's parliament voted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office on Tuesday after rebels humiliated the government by loading crude on a tanker that fled from naval forces, officials said, in a sign of the worsening chaos in the OPEC member state.
TRIPOLI/ ES SIDER, Libya, March 11- Libya's navy opened fire on Tuesday on a tanker carrying oil from a rebel-held eastern port and Italian vessels are helping to secure the now-stationary vessel, a Libyan military spokesman said.