Turkey Signs Maritime Boundaries Deal With Libya

by Daren Butler (Reuters) - Libya’s internationally recognized government and Turkey have signed an agreement on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea that could complicate Ankara’s disputes over energy exploration with other countries. Turkey, which announced the accord and a deal on expanded security and military cooperation on Thursday, gave no details of their … [Read more...]

Libya Seizes Greek Tanker Suspected of Fuel Smuggling and Arrests Crew

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI, March 15 (Reuters) - Libya's naval forces seized a Togo-flagged fuel tanker and arrested its Greek crew on suspicion they planned to smuggle oil out of the North African country, a spokesman for the forces said on Thursday. Libya's western coast is a departure point for the smuggling of heavily subsidised gasoline to neighbours such as Tunisia and … [Read more...]

Libya’s Benghazi Port Reopens After 3-Year Closure Due to Clashes

BENGHAZI, Libya, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Benghazi's commercial port officially reopened on Sunday after a three-year closure due to fighting between rival factions in the east Libyan city. To mark the opening Abdullah al-Thinni, prime minister of a government based in the east, arrived on board a tanker sent from the eastern city of Tobruk. The port does not export oil, but … [Read more...]

Libya Captures Two Oil Tankers After Firefight

By Ahmed Elumami (Reuters) Libyan naval forces captured two vessels suspected of smuggling oil from the North African country after gun battles lasting several hours west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the service said on Friday. Libyan forces frequently capture vessels smuggling oil and arms off the coast and the North African state has become a haven for … [Read more...]

Libya’s Bouri Field Loads First Tanker -NOC

TRIPOLI, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A new floating storage and offloading (FSO) platform has loaded a first tanker with oil from Libya's offshore Bouri field, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Sunday. Made in South Korea, the new Gaza platform arrived on site in May 2016 and started pumping crude oil at the end of January. It measures 360 metres by 60 metres and replaces an … [Read more...]