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PGNiG to return to Libya for first time since civil war

The Polish company could resume operations this month, after leaving due to conflict

Polish oil and gas company PGNiG will resume operations in Libya for the first time since the civil war, the company said. Speaking in Vienna, Jacek Gutowski, the vice president of the company’s board, said PGNiG could begin operations this month. “Yesterday I received information that our lawyers and NOC (Libya’s National Oil Company) lawyers reached an agreement which will be signed next week and we will be formally back in Libya,” Gutowski said. Worries about Libya’s security situation had been the main obstacle to the company’s return, Gutowski said. But he added that the company had found a “very good solution”, providing foreign training to the country’s defence ministry allowing it

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