Related Articles
Forward article link
Share PDF with colleagues

EXCLUSIVE: Libya rebels eye oil restart in weeks

The resumption of oil production, and exports, from rebel-controlled Libyan oilfields is vital to the success of the insurgency

In the first of a series of exclusive reports from Benghazi, the capital of rebel-held east Libya, Petroleum Economist’s Derek Brower reports on TNC plans to resume oil production from desert fields – giving the insurgents a much-needed source of cash OIL production from the key, rebel-held Sarir and Misla oilfields in eastern Libya could be on stream again within weeks, senior sources in the Transitional National Council (TNC) claimed. The export pipeline connecting the fields to Tobruk has not been damaged, they added. The oilfields, which produced around 300,000 barrels a day (b/d) before the rebellion began on 17 February, were shut in after forces loyal to Muammar Qadhafi shelled surf

Also in this section
Trouble on the steppe
28 July 2016
Major new investment in Tengiz cannot mask deeper problems in Kazakhstan
Realm of uncertainty in Saudi Arabia
27 July 2016
Rarely has Saudi policy, across all spheres, been less predictable. Its reaction to a spate of terror attacks inside the kingdom may worsen this
Light in the darkness for Yemen?
27 July 2016
Yemen’s energy sector is trying to emerge from al-Qaida’s rule and a broader civil conflict. It is a slow process