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...]

World News: Libya Ramps Up Crude Exports as Ports Reopen for First Time Since 2014

By Saleh Sarrar and Hatem Mohareb (Bloomberg) -- Libya boosted crude production by more than 70 percent since August as some oil fields resumed output and export terminals in the OPEC country reopened for their first overseas loadings in two years. The North African nation’s crude output rose to 450,000 barrels a day after work resumed at some oil fields, Ibrahim … [Read more...]