Libya Government May Soon Ship Crude From Rebel-Held Ports

By Maher Chmaytelli April 1 (Bloomberg) -- The Libyan government may be willing to accept an interim deal that would allow oil ports to reopen without rebels ceding control, according to Eurasia Group. Shipments would be managed by central government while the rebels would retain military control over the facilities, said London-based Eurasia analyst Riccardo Fabiani … [Read more...]

Libya Releases Civilian Crew of Rebel Tanker

TRIPOLI, March 24 (Reuters) - Libya will release the crew of a tanker that loaded oil at a rebel-held port and was stopped by the U.S. navy off Cyprus, its state prosecutor said on Monday. Three Libyan rebel fighters who had boarded the tanker will stay in jail, Abdelqadir Rawdan told Reuters. The crew was made up of sailors from Pakistan, India, Syria, Sudan and other … [Read more...]

Seized Oil Tanker Morning Glory Docks In Libyan Capital

By Hani Amera ON BOARD THE MORNING GLORY, Libya, March 23 (Reuters) - A commercial oil tanker seized by U.S. forces after it loaded crude at a Libya port held by anti-government rebels has docked back in the capital Tripoli, a Reuters witness said on Sunday. U.S. special forces boarded the tanker a week ago off Cyprus, days after it left Es Sider port, which is controlled … [Read more...]

The Mysterious Journey Of Libya’s Rebel Oil Tanker

TRIPOLI/LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - What began late last year as a routine new assignment for Pakistani sea captain Mirza Noman Baig ended in a dramatic night-time rescue as U.S. special forces seized the ship his family said he was forced to operate by Libyan rebels. U.S. Navy Seals took control of the Morning Glory oil tanker in international waters off Cyprus on Sunday … [Read more...]

Libyan Rebels Say U.S. Navy “Pirated” Oil Tanker

By Ulf Laessing and Ayman al-Warfalli TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya, March 18 (Reuters) - A Libyan rebel leader accused the United States on Tuesday of behaving like pirates after U.S. naval forces seized an oil-laden tanker that had sailed from a rebel-held port in the east of the chaotic North African state. Ibrahim Jathran's defiant speech dampened hopes of a quick peaceful … [Read more...]