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  • Libya Oil Exports at 20 Percent of Pre-War Level

    08/30/2013 7:40:55 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | August 28, 2013 | ESAM MOHAMED
    Protests by the security guards who protect Libya's oil industry and infrastructure shutdowns have sent petroleum exports plunging to levels far below those prior to the 2011 war that toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and the country itself risks a domestic fuel shortage, according to a high-ranking government oil official. Libya is currently exporting between 300,000 and 320,000 barrels daily, a fifth of the 1.6 million barrels it regularly exported before the war, Deputy Oil Minister Omar el-Shakmak told reporters late Tuesday. Exports are down by 50 percent compared to last week. The drop in exports mostly sent to European countries...
  • Worldwide loss of oil supply heightens Syria attack risk

    08/30/2013 1:56:04 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 08/29/2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    “We are currently witnessing the collapse of state in Libya, and the country is getting closer to local wars for oil revenues,” said the Swiss-based group Petromatrix. The country’s oil ministry said production has slumped to an average of 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) in August, down by more than four-fifths from its peak after the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime two years ago. “Militia groups are behaving like terrorists, using control over oil as political leverage to extract concessions,” said Dr Elizabeth Stephens, head of political risk at insurers Jardine Lloyd Thompson. Port closures and strikes have compounded the...
  • Libya's oil chaos deepens as armed group shuts pipeline

    08/27/2013 6:25:59 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 14 replies
    GMA News ^ | August 28, 2013 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Julia Payne
    Libya's largest western oilfields closed when an armed group shut down the pipeline linking them to ports, its deputy oil minister said on Tuesday, reducing its oil output to a trickle. ...
  • Will Egypt seize Libya for its oil?

    10/05/2012 10:02:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Financial Post ^ | Lawrence Solomon
    Will Egypt seize Libya for its oil? Given Egypt’s political ideology, its history with its neighbors, and its material needs, this must be a live issue. … The Muslim Brotherhood government desperately needs a $4.8-billion IMF bailout to stop the bleeding but it refuses to curtail its subsidies, as the IMF demands, for fear of triggering a popular revolt. It is instead hoping for aid from oil states and the U.S. government, but even if this materializes, it will be at best a stopgap. With tourists, the country’s chief source of foreign exchange, steering clear of Egypt because of its...