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TRIPOLI, Nov 11- Libyan protesters demanding more rights for the country's Amazigh minority shut off Libya's sole natural gas export pipeline to Italy on Monday, a union official said, although supplies were not immediately affected. The port is operated by Libya's National Oil Corp and Italian energy company Eni.
*Libya may find it hard to cover expenditure- PM. TRIPOLI, Nov 10- An autonomy movement in eastern Libya said on Sunday it had formed a regional oil firm to start selling crude after seizing several ports, mounting a challenge to the government in Tripoli as it struggles to gain control of oil facilities.
*Want safeguards in Libya's planned constitution. MELLITAH PORT, Libya, Nov 8- After seizing a Libyan port and halting oil exports, former army officer Adel al-Falu has set his sights on a more drastic protest to win rights for his ethnic Amazigh people- shutting off the gas tap which supplies Italy.
*Libya producing about 250,000-300,000 bpd-oil official. LONDON/ TRIPOLI Oct 31- Libya's efforts to end an oil crisis that has reduced its exports to a trickle faltered on Thursday after oil workers appeared to shrug off a 67 percent pay increase and a deal to reopen the eastern Hariga terminal looked close to collapse.
*Expects about $9 bln from asset sales in Kazakhstan, Algeria, Nigeria. Oct 31- ConocoPhillips, abandoning higher-risk assets in favor of oilfields closer to home, said it expects proceeds of nearly $9 billion from the sale of its interests in Kazakhstan, Algeria and Nigeria.
LONDON, Oct 31- Libya's government has ordered a 67 percent increase in pay for employees of the state oil sector, in an apparent effort to defuse three months of strikes and unrest that have reduced the country's crude oil exports to a trickle.
Oct 30- Political and military unrest in Libya sharply curtailed Hess Corp's output and profits in the third quarter, and forced it to temper expectations for the year, the oil and natural gas producer said on Wednesday.
Oct 30- Political and military unrest in Libya sharply curtailed oil and natural gas producer Hess Corp's quarterly production and profit, forcing it to temper expectations for the year, the company said on Wednesday.
*Zawiya port shut, no sign of El Sharara field restart. TRIPOLI/ LONDON, Oct 30- Libya plans to build two oil refineries in its underdeveloped east and south, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Wednesday, seeking to address grievances and protests which have shut down much of the north African country's oil output.
BREGA, Libya, Oct 27- For Libyan militia leader Ibrahim al-Jathran, shutting down half the country's oil production with an armed militia is not a crime, it is the start of a just battle for a fair share of country's petroleum wealth.
LONDON, Oct 25- Libya has blocked efforts by U.S. company Marathon Oil to sell its stake in one of the country's top oil ventures by moving to preempt a deal, sources said, highlighting the struggle investors face in cutting exposure to Libya's unrest.
TRIPOLI, Oct 18- When gunmen snatched Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan from his Tripoli hotel last week, it was a rival armed militia he thanked for his rescue hours later.
*Libya's government struggles to contain rival militias. The militia justified its bloodless dawn raid on the luxury hotel where Ali Zeidan lives under notionally tight security by saying he should be investigated for aiding U.S. forces in their capture in Tripoli on Saturday of a Libyan al Qaeda suspect.
*Former rebels blame Zeidan for capture of al Qaeda suspect. TRIPOLI, Oct 10- Libya's prime minister was seized and held for several hours on Thursday by former rebel militiamen angry at the weekend capture by U.S. special forces of a Libyan al Qaeda suspect in Tripoli.
*Libya's government struggles to contain rival militias. TRIPOLI, Oct 10- Former rebel gunmen freed Libya's prime minister on Thursday after holding him for several hours in reprisal for the capture by U.S. forces at the weekend of a Libyan al Qaeda suspect in Tripoli, officials said.
*Libya's government struggles to contain rival militias. TRIPOLI, Oct 10- Gunmen from a former rebel faction kidnapped Libya's prime minister on Thursday in reprisal for the government's role in the U.S. capture of a top al Qaeda suspect, shattering a fragile peace.
TRIPOLI, Oct 10- Gunmen from a former rebel faction seized Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan from a Tripoli hotel on Thursday, the government said. "The head of the government Ali Zeidan was taken at dawn this morning by gunmen to an unknown place for unknown reasons," the statement said.
TRIPOLI, Oct 10- Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been taken by force by gunmen from a hotel where he was staying in the capital Tripoli, security guards at the hotel said on Thursday. The circumstances were unclear, but guards at the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli said gunmen had taken the Libyan leader from the hotel.
TRIPOLI/ TUNIS Oct 7- Deep in Libya's southern Sahara, tribal sheikhs crowded into a Bedouin tent last month to declare their remote province bordering Algeria would break away from the government in far-off Tripoli.
*Libya sees next licensing round, new petroleum law next year. To keep international oil companies on board through the turmoil, Arusi said Libya was already working on improving terms for existing investors and easing terms in new license rounds. "Our problem in Libya now is a political problem, not a technical problem."