Wars and Military Conflicts Muammar Gaddafi

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  • TRIPOLI, Dec 21- Production at the major Libyan oilfield of Sharara reached 58,000 barrels on Wednesday as operations gradually resumed after the lifting of a two-year pipeline blockade, the National Oil Corporation said. Sharara had been closed since November 2014 and El Feel since April 2015 because of the pipeline blockade. Last week, after a faction of...

  • Libya's National Oil Corporation confirmed on Tuesday that pipelines leading from Sharara and El Feel fields had reopened, saying it hoped to add 270,000 barrels per day to national production over the next three months. "We started running the wells and then gradually we will start pumping to the Zawiya refinery," the official, who works at the field, told...

  • TRIPOLI, Dec 21- Operations at Libya's southwestern Sharara oilfield were gradually resuming on Wednesday after the lifting of a two-year blockade on a pipeline leading from the field, a senior official said on Wednesday. Libya's National Oil Corporation confirmed on Tuesday that pipelines leading from Sharara and El Feel fields had reopened, saying it...

  • *OPEC supply rises by 130,000 bpd to 33.82 million bpd. LONDON, Oct 31- OPEC's oil output is likely to set another record high in October, a Reuters survey found on Monday, as Nigerian and Libyan output partially recovered from disruptions and Iraq boosted exports. That would be 820,000 bpd above the top end of a target output range OPEC agreed to adopt at a Sept. 28...

  • TRIPOLI, Oct 2- A protracted power struggle over Libya's $67 billion sovereign wealth fund risks becoming even more complicated as rival claimants for its chairmanship challenge a bid for control by a U.N.-backed government in Tripoli. The Libyan Investment Authority has been under U.N. sanctions since the toppling of veteran ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011....

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 21- An oil tanker left the Libyan port of Ras Lanuf for Italy early on Wednesday with the first crude export cargo from the terminal since at least late 2014, boosting hopes of reviving the North African producer's oil output. Libya's National Oil Corporation has welcomed a promise by Haftar's forces to allow the NOC to control the ports.

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Bank of England deputy governor Minouche Shafik will step down at the end of February 2017 to become director of the London School of Economics, the central bank said on Monday. Shafik, 54, has stuck close to the consensus on monetary policy since she joined the BoE from the International Monetary Fund in August 2014, and had been due to serve until...

  • AGADEZ, Niger, Sept 12- On Mayango Jallah's second attempt to reach Europe, he recalls, the dinghy he was in came within sight of southern Spain. But for all those who reach Europe, many are thwarted along the way. "I am not prepared to go home- I can't go back empty-handed," said the 39- year-old between sips of pineapple juice in an outdoor bar in Agadez, Niger, the major...

  • Al Wafa also produces gas supplies for Mellitah port, jointly run with Italian oil company ENI for export to Italy. "But gas will be continued from Al Wafa normally." The southern oil guard brigade controls Al Wafa, Gulf, Al-Khamsa, El-feel, El-Sharara, and Senawang oilfields, and a number of wells and pipelines.

  • TRIPOLI, Aug 30- A Libyan armed force controlling some of the country's southern oilfields will close two of them down because the government has not paid the funds needed to maintain security operations, a brigade commander said on Tuesday. NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla said on Monday that delays in the budget from Libya's new government for the state energy...

  • *Eastern forces reject Tripoli government authority. *Tripoli government has deal to reopen major oil ports. MARJ, Libya, Aug 15- Forces loyal to Libya's eastern government will secure major oil ports and fields to "protect" them, a senior commander said, signalling possible conflict with a U.N.-backed administration in Tripoli which is taking steps to restart...

  • LONDON, Aug 12- One of two men claiming the chairmanship of Libya's $67 billion sovereign wealth fund, Hassan Bouhadi, has tendered his resignation, his spokesman said on Friday. Libya's political infighting made it too difficult to conduct business, Bouhadi said in his resignation letter, seen by Reuters. In October 2014, Bouhadi was appointed head of the fund, the...

  • LONDON, Aug 12- One of two men claiming the chairmanship of Libya's $67 billion sovereign wealth fund, Hassan Bouhadi, has tendered his resignation, his spokesman said on Friday. Libya's political infighting made it too difficult to conduct business, Bouhadi said in his resignation letter, seen by Reuters. In October 2014, Bouhadi was appointed head of the fund, the...

  • DUBAI, Aug 2- Libya's National Oil Corporation, which hopes to more than quadruple the country's oil output by the end of this year, remains wary that promises to reopen blockaded ports could be broken, the NOC chief in Tripoli told Reuters on Tuesday. Libya's U.N.-backed government has signed a deal with an armed brigade controlling the major Ras Lanuf and Es...

  • TRIPOLI, July 31- Libya's state oil company said on Sunday it welcomed the "unconditional" reopening of blockaded oil ports following a deal between the U.N.-backed government and an armed force which controls key facilities, saying it would begin work to restart exports from the terminals. The agreement, signed on Thursday, could be a major step in reviving...

  • TRIPOLI, July 31- Libya's state oil company said on Sunday it welcomed the "unconditional" reopening of blockaded oil ports following a controversial deal between the U.N.-backed government and a force that controls key eastern terminals. Political disputes, conflict and security threats have slashed Libya's oil production to less than a quarter of the 1.6...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, July 29- Libya's U.N.-backed government has signed a deal with an armed brigade controlling the major Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports to end a blockade and restart exports from the terminals shut down since December 2014. No specific date was set for restarting exports, but swift resumption would be hampered by technical damage from militant...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, July 29- Libya's U.N.-backed government signed a deal with an armed brigade controlling the major Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports to end a blockade and restart exports from the major terminals shut down since December 2014. No specific date was set for restarting exports, but swift resumption will be hampered by technical damage from militant...

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, July 29- Libya's government has reached a deal with an armed brigade controlling the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil ports to end a blockade and restart exports from the major terminals shut down since December 2014, officials said. Members of the U.N.-backed Presidential Council were in Ras Lanuf late on Thursday at a joint conference with Ibrahim...