Libya
Valve closure stops El-Feel oilfield production

Valve closure stops El-Feel oilfield production

By Sami Zaptia. London, 6 December 2019: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed yesterday that production at El Feel oil field has been interrupted as a result…

We are not siding with anyone in the Libya conflict: Russian FM Lavrov

By Sami Zaptia. London, 5 December 2019: In a general interview in Rome today by journalists Orietta Moscatelli and Cristina Giuliano of Askanews.it, Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov,…

UNSC expresses concern on Libyan escalation, arms embargo, mercenary involvement and external interference

UNSC expresses concern on Libyan escalation, arms embargo, mercenary involvement and external interference

By Sami Zaptia. London, 3 December 2019: In a statement on the situation in Libya, the UN Security Council yesterday called on all parties to urgently de-escalate and…

Production resumes at El-Feel oilfield after fighting stops

Production resumes at El-Feel oilfield after fighting stops

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 November 2019: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed today that following the cessation of military activity at the El-Feel oil field, production…

Serraj aligned forces attack and occupy El-Feel oilfield, production halted

Serraj aligned forces attack and occupy El-Feel oilfield, production halted

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 November 2019: Forces aligned to the internationally recognized government in Tripoli led by Faiez Serraj attacked and occupied the El-Feel oilfield today. Production…

U.S. delegation meets Hafter

U.S. delegation meets Hafter

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 November 2019: The U.S. Embassy to Libya released a statement yesterday confirming news of a U.S. delegation meeting Khalifa Hafter. The statement read:…

NOC’s AGOCO increases Messla oil production by 2,900 barrels

NOC’s AGOCO increases Messla oil production by 2,900 barrels

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 November 2019: The Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC), has increased oil production…

U.S. and Italian drones crash or shot down over Libya

U.S. and Italian drones crash or shot down over Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 November 2019: Two foreign unmanned drones have been ‘‘lost’’ over Tripoli over the last few days. Firstly, two days ago, the Italian embassy…

Seven banks to contribute LD 150 to Credit Guarantee Fund

Seven banks to contribute LD 150 to Credit Guarantee Fund

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 November 2019: Seven of Libya’s leading banks (Jumhouria, Assaraya (ATIB), Sahary, North Africa, Waha, Wehda and Alyaqeen banks) will contribute to a LD…

STREAM incubator, accelerator and Fab Lab launched in Tripoli

STREAM incubator, accelerator and Fab Lab launched in Tripoli

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 November 2019: STREAM incubator, accelerator and Fab Lab, was officially launched in Tripoli on Tuesday in the presence of entrepreneurs, officials, and partners,…

NOC aims for 1.5 M barrels a day in 2020 and 2.1 M in 2024

NOC aims for 1.5 M barrels a day in 2020 and 2.1 M in 2024

By Michel Cousins. Tunis, 21 November 2019: The NOC is spending LD 1.5 billion to increase oil output to 1.5 million barrels a day within the next year.…

Biscuit factory air strike leads to calls for Hafter’s prosecution for war crimes

Biscuit factory air strike leads to calls for Hafter’s prosecution for war crimes

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 November 2019: Libya’s Faiez Serraj-aligned Interior Ministry yesterday called upon the international community to prosecute Khalifa Hafter, in his role as commander of…

Libya’s aerial fighting continues to intensify despite U.S. call on Hafter to end Tripoli attack

Libya’s aerial fighting continues to intensify despite U.S. call on Hafter to end Tripoli attack

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 November 2019: Libya’s aerial fighting has continued to escalate despite the U.S calling on Khalifa Hafter’s Libyan National Army to end its attack…

Despite escalation in Libya’s aerial fighting, Salame optimistic about Berlin conference

Despite escalation in Libya’s aerial fighting, Salame optimistic about Berlin conference

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 November 2019: In his latest briefing on Libya to the United Nations Security Council yesterday, UNSMIL head Ghassan Salame said Tripoli’s southern frontlines…

Libya’s Civil Registry Authority completes first batch of ‘Tamkeen’ trainees

Libya’s Civil Registry Authority completes first batch of ‘Tamkeen’ trainees

By Sami Zaptia. London, 16 November 2019: Libya’s Civil Registry Authority (CRA) has today completed the first batch of trainees, which is part of its nationwide Tamkeen training…

Business

Municipality of Central Tripoli announces tender bid for rubbish collection

Municipality of Central Tripoli announces tender bid for rubbish collection

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 November 2019: The Municipality of Central Tripoli yesterday announced a…

Tadawul and Libya Insurance discuss strategic cooperation

Tadawul and Libya Insurance discuss strategic cooperation

By Sami Zaptia.   London, 24 November 2019: Tadawul Technology, a leading Libyan private sector…

LBC signs cooperation protocol with Joint Cooperation Association for Arab and Turkish States

LBC signs cooperation protocol with Joint Cooperation Association for Arab and Turkish States

By Sami Zaptia. London, 22 November 2019: Libya’s Libyan Business Council (LBC), Libya’s only legally…

As the dinar gains value, straight from the horse’s mouth: CBL reforms are working

As the dinar gains value,  straight from the horse’s mouth: CBL reforms are working

By Sami Zaptia. London, 20 November 2019: A crestfallen Tripoli black-market foreign currency dealer told…

Ras Lanuf releases first batch of polyethylene to Libyan market

Ras Lanuf releases first batch of polyethylene to Libyan market

By Sami Zaptia. London, 20 November 2019: Ras Lanuf Oil and Gas Processing Company (RASCO),…

U.S. Ambassador Norland appointed honorary chairman of AmCham Libya

U.S. Ambassador Norland appointed honorary chairman of AmCham Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 November 2019: The American Chamber of Commerce in Libya (Libya…

Libya’s Trans Sahara and Morocco’s Data Protect sign agreement to establish first data security operations centre in Libya

Libya’s Trans Sahara and Morocco’s Data Protect sign agreement to establish first data security operations centre in Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 16 November 2019: Libya’s Trans Sahara IT and Communications announced last…

Op-Ed: One year after the launch of Libya’s Economic Reforms: An analysis

Op-Ed: One year after the launch of Libya’s Economic Reforms: An analysis

By Husni Bey. Milan, 14 November 2019: The “Libyan Economic Reforms”, which in reality were…

NOC’s Faregh field boosts production to 250 million cubic feet of gas per day

NOC’s Faregh field boosts production to 250 million cubic feet of gas per day

By Sami Zaptia. London, 13 November 2019: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced Monday…

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