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Libya in talks to reopen oil fields

Libya in talks to reopen oil fields Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Officials and tribal leaders are taking part in negotiations

Bernardino Leon, the UN secretary-general’s special representative for Libya

UN sees progress in Libya peace talks Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Special representative says parties are moving towards a deal

Libya’s National Oil Corporation opens books

Libya looks to revamp oil facility Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Azzawiya Oil Refining Company invites contractors to prequalify

The In Amenas gas plant in eastern Algeria was overrun by Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in January 2013, in an attack that saw more than 60 people killed

US airstrike in Libya targeted Mokhtar Belmokhtar Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

The White House says US forces targeted the mastermind of the In Amenas gas attack

Members of the Libyan pro-government forces gesture as they stand on a tank in Benghazi, Libya

Isis to become Libya’s dominant armed group Subscription Required

3 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

US security intelligence company warns jihadist group is set to make more gains

Guards outside a Mellitah Oil and Gas complex in Libya

Manager at Eni’s joint venture in Libya is kidnapped Subscription Required

3 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Colleagues call for better security

Sirte oilfields in Iraq

Libya says oilfields near Sirte under threat from Isis Subscription Required

31 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Officials request arms to fight the jihadist group

Offshore oil and gas

Italian oil firm strikes gas in Libyan waters Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Find is located 20 kilometres north of the existing Bouri field

Warplanes from Libya's official government attacked an oil tanker docked outside the city of Sirte on 24 May, wounding three people and setting the ship on fire, officials said

Libyan tribes meet in Cairo Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Oil tanker bombed near port city of Sirte

Oil industry

OMV upstream production drops Subscription Required

20 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Company blames drop on security problems in Libya and Yemen

Sidra oil field in Libya

Libya’s National Oil Company predicts rising production Subscription Required

20 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Says production will rise by 200,000 barrels a day over the next two months

Subsea oil production

Bahr Essalam contract awarded to OneSubsea Subscription Required

20 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Source says the Libyan offshore deal is worth around $450m

Libya’s National Oil Corporation opens books

Libya’s National Oil Corporation opens books Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Regular meetings taking place with World Bank and IMF

Libya migrant smuggling

EU approves naval mission in Libya Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Operation will target migrant-smuggling gangs

Hotel room

Belgian operator to open Libyan hotel Subscription Required

10 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Carlson Rezidor announces new hotel in Libya despite ongoing instability  

Analysis

Libya oil facilities

Isis expansion threatens Libyan oil operations Subscription Required

5 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

The outlook for Libyan oil exports is bleak, with Isis threatening key crude terminals against a backdrop of civil protests and disputes between the rival governments

In one weekend in May alone, more than 5,800 migrants were rescued offshore of Libya, according to a statement by the Italian coastguard. At least 1,750 have died trying to make the crossing so far this year

Libya's economic crisis starts to bite Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

As UN-mediated peace talks between Libya’s rival governments break down, the country’s finances look increasingly precarious

Saudi Arabia army

MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription Required

15 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C) at a defence exhibition in February

MEED board report, May 2015 Subscription Required

7 May 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Comment

Wil Crisp

A glimmer of hope for Libya’s projects market Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Bahr Essalam contract awarded to OneSubsea

Detained illegal immigrants in Tripoli, Libya on 21 April

Unified action needed to end Libya chaos Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

More support is needed to help Libya’s neighbours

Wil Crisp

Libya’s worsening crisis Subscription Required

4 March 2015

Jihadist threat changes the dynamic of Libya’s conflict

Libya upheaval

Greater coordination needed on Libya Subscription Required

3 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Miscalculations by Europe and the US have led to anarchy in North Africa

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