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Islamic State Claims Tripoli Attack, Says Oil Fields 'Legitimate Target'
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on the headquarters of Libya's main oil company in Tripoli.

NOC: Arson At Libyan Pipeline Causes Fire, No Significant Damage
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Libya's NOC says arson caused a fire next to a station on Libya's Wafa-Mellitah gas pipeline.

Security Issues Continue to Plague Libya's Oil-Supply Growth
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Just as Libya resumes oil exports from recently shuttered ports, an attack on its largest field is setting back progress yet again.

Libyan NOC Requests Sanctions Over Push to Sell Oil from East
Friday, July 06, 2018 NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla described a "surge" in attempts by eastern factions to market oil ahead of them taking control last month of key fields and export terminals.

NOC: Libyan Oilfield Suffers 'Distribution Delay' Amid Protest Threats
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) says there was a 'minor distribution delay' from Raguba field.

NOC: Libya Needs A Week To Repair Blown-Up Oil Pipeline
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 A Libyan crude oil pipeline blown up on Tuesday will take about a week to repair, the head of state oil firm NOC said.

Engineer: Libya's Sharara Oilfield Still Shut Due To Action By Armed Brigad
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Libya's giant Sharara oilfield remained closed on Tuesday morning, two days after an armed brigade shut it down over salary claims and other demands.

Libya Oil Output Drops to 5-Month Low on Biggest Field Halt
Monday, October 02, 2017 Libya's oil production slumps to a five-month low.

Source: Libya's Sharara Oil Field Reopens After Pipeline Blockade
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Libya's Sharara oil field, the country's largest, reopens after being shut down for more than two weeks.

Libya's NOC Says Crude Output Down 360,000 Bpd After Oilfields Shut Down
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Libya's crude production has fallen by 360,000 barrels per day after armed brigades blockaded pipelines and closed three oilfields, NOC says.

Libya's Largest Oil Field 'Back to Normal' After Disruption
Monday, August 07, 2017 Libya's biggest oil field Sharara is 'back to normal' after a disruption caused by protests in the politically fragmented country, the state National Oil Corp. says.

Libya's NOC, Wintershall Strike Interim Deal To Resume Output
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) and German oil firm Wintershall have agreed an interim deal to resume production.

Worker's Death Leads Libya's Oil Production to Drop by a Quarter
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Libya's oil production has plunged by almost a quarter after workers shut the OPEC country's biggest field to protest lack of medical care following the death of a worker.

Oil Bears Can't Look to Libya as Expat Exodus Slows Recovery
Monday, June 05, 2017 With foreign staff of international companies staying away, analysts say Libya's ability to pump more oil will soon reach a limit.

NOC: Libya's Wafa Oil And Gas Field Reopens, Force Majeure Lifted
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Libya's NOC has lifted force majeure on production from the Wafa field after an armed group reopened oil and gas pipelines leading to the Mellitah terminal, the company says.

NOC: Libyan Oil Output Rises To 700,000 Bpd After Port Fighting Ends
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Libya's oil production has reached 700,000 barrels per day, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) says.

Libyan NOC Official Warns Of Force Majeure At Oil Ports As Rivals Mobilize
Monday, March 13, 2017 A senior official at Libya's NOC warned of a possible declaration of force majeure at the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil terminals.

Libya's NOC Says Oil Pipelines Reopened, Expects Boost In 3 Months
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Libya's National Oil Corporation says that pipelines leading from the western fields of Sharara and El Feel had been reopened after a two-year blockade.

Libya Oil Port Ships First Cargo Since 2014 As Fighting Ebbs
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 A tanker sailed from Libya with a crude cargo bound for Italy after a halt in fighting between rival armed forces enabled the OPEC country to resume exports from its third-largest oil port for the first time since 2014.

Gadfly: Introducing The Pre-Freeze Oil Boil Before OPEC Meets
Monday, September 19, 2016 Most oil-market observers will be keenly aware of a meeting in Algeria later this month at which the world''s biggest producers will -- or won't -- commit to freezing their crude production.

Global Oil Glut Set To Worsen As Nigeria, Libya Fields Restart
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Amid the most enduring global oil glut in decades, two OPEC crude producers whose supplies have been crushed by domestic conflicts are preparing to add hundreds of thousands of barrels to world markets within weeks.

Spokesman: Libya's Oil Guards Back NOC, Preparing To Reopen Fields
Thursday, July 07, 2016 Libya's oil guard brigades, who control Ras Lanuf and Es Sider, two major export terminals closed since 2014, are working with the unity government's state oil company and preparing to reopen shuttered fields to pump crude again, a spokesman says.

Libya Oil Chiefs Reunify State Producer To End Row On Exports
Monday, July 04, 2016 Rival leaders of Libya's National Oil Corp. reached an agreement to unify the state company under a single management, a step that could help end the conflict over who can control the divided country's crude exports and revenue.

Libya NOC Says May Take Action on Unapproved Oil Sales
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 The National Oil Corp. based in Tripoli has the right to take legal action against any party that tries to export crude or products from Libya without its permission, according to a company statement.

East Libya to Punish Oil Companies Backing Rival Government
Thursday, September 17, 2015 Libya’s internationally recognized government plans to boost oil production five-fold and will punish companies working with a rival cabinet striving to control the divided North African nation’s crude deposits.

New Libya Oil Chief Mulls Resuming Exports at Eastern Ports
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 The new head of the state oil company for eastern Libya is considering restarting exports from the region’s two largest ports and plans to boost crude output.

Libyan Chaos Threatens More Oilfields, Power Supply & Gas Exports To Italy
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Libyan protesters have shut down an eastern gas field and threaten to close the western Wafa oil and gas field, which would stop gas exports to Italy, a spokesman for state oil firm NOC says.

NOC Data: Libya Boosts Oil Output Despite Turmoil
Friday, March 27, 2015 Libya, struggling with militant attacks and two governments vying for control of the country, has boosted oil production to around 622,000 bpd, a report from NOC says, higher than previously expected.

Libya's State Oil Firm NOC Operating Independently, Says Rival Government
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Libya's state oil firm NOC based in the Tripoli is operating independently, says a minister of a rival government of the North African that controls the capital city.

Libya's State Oil Firm Operating Independently Of Rival Governments
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) is working independently without taking orders from either of the country's rival governments, the Tripoli-based group says.

Libya's Recognized Government: Oil Sales Must Go Through NOC In East
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Libya's internationally recognized government says that any sales of the country's oil should be arranged through a state firm based in Benghazi under its leadership to prevent fraud.

NOC: Libya Declares Force Majeure on 11 Oilfields Due to Insecurity
Thursday, March 05, 2015 Libya has declared force majeure on 11 of its oilfields due to the deteriorating security situation after several oil installations and ports were targeted by attacks, the state-run National Oil Corporation says in a statement on its website.

NOC: Gunmen Storm Libya's al-Mabrook Oilfield
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Gunmen have stormed the al-Mabrook oilfield in central Libya, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) says.

Rival Minister: Libya Producing 363,000 BPD of Oil
Monday, January 26, 2015 Libya, struggling to reopen ports and oilfields hit by fighting, is producing 363,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) and exporting around 200,000, the oil minister appointed by forces in control of the capital Tripoli says.

Libya Fighting Destroys Two Days Oil Supply
Monday, December 29, 2014 A fire caused by fighting at one of Libya's main export terminals has destroyed more than two days of the country's oil production, officials say, as clashes escalated between factions battling for control of the OPEC member nation.

Libya Not Producing Enough Oil for Own Needs, NOC Says
Monday, December 22, 2014 Libya's oil output cannot even cover its own needs, the National Oil Corp (NOC) says, as the country struggles with fighting and protests that have hampered production since the 2011 ouster of leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya Fighting Spreads to Third Oil Port, 11 Killed in Benghazi
Monday, December 22, 2014 Fighting between Libya's competing governments spreads to a third oil port, curbing gas exports to Italy and cutting crude production to less than needed to cover the North African country's own domestic requirements, officials said.

NOC: Libya Still Testing Pipeline to Restart El Feel Oilfield
Monday, December 01, 2014 Libya is still testing pipelines to restart the southwestern El Feel oilfield, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp says.

Libya's Recognized Government Appoints New Chairman of State Oil Firm
Thursday, November 27, 2014 Libya's internationally recognized government appoints a new head of state National Oil Corp handling oil exports, a deputy premier says, as a political conflict over control of the country is hitting the vital energy sector.

Libya's Political Chaos Hits Oilfields, Output Threatened
Monday, November 10, 2014 Libya's escalating political struggles threatened to derail the recovery in the country's oil sector, as a commander in charge of security at its biggest field said forces loyal to a rival government in Tripoli had forced out his men.

Gunmen Storm Libya's El Sharara Oilfield, Shut Down Production
Thursday, November 06, 2014 Gunmen seized Libya's major El Sharara oilfield, looting equipment and shooting as frightened workers sought shelter, oil sources say, in another blow to the country's oil industry which has been subjected to protests and militia blockades.

Fighting Close to Libyan Oilfield, Refinery as Rival 'Oil Minister' Appears
Monday, September 22, 2014 Soldiers and police have clashed in the last few days near Libya's biggest El Sharara oilfield in the south, while separate fighting erupted in the west not far from the Zawiya refinery, residents and medics say.

Fuel Tank Hit in Clashes Near Libyan Airport
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli were hit on Wednesday in clashes between rival Libyan militias, igniting a huge blaze.

Libya Oil Output Slips, Fresh Fighting In Tripoli
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Libyan oil production has fallen, turning back a hard-won increase since April in revenue for the government facing increased fighting around the airport in the capital and in the eastern city of Benghazi.

NOC: Libyan Oil Output At 300,000 Bpd After El Feel Ups Production
Thursday, June 26, 2014 Libya's oil output has risen to 300,000 bpd after the El Feel field in the southwest increased production to 105,000 bpd, a spokesman for NOC says.

Libya's El Feel Oilfield Reopens After Two-Month Protest
Monday, June 16, 2014 Libya's western El Feel oilfield has resumed production after security guards ended a protest that lasted more than two months, oil ministry officials say, but many oilfields and ports remain blocked.

Chairman Of Libya's State-Oil Resigns
Friday, May 23, 2014 The chairman of Libya's state-oil firm NOC, Nuri Berruein, resigns.

Libyan Oil Output Is 250,000 Bpd As New Protest Hits East
Monday, May 05, 2014 Libya's oil production is currently 250,000 barrels a day while the vital southern El Sharara oilfield remains closed, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp. says.

Libya Restarts El Sharara Oilfield But New Protest Erupts in West
Monday, January 06, 2014 Libya restarts oil production at the key El Sharara field after protesters ended a two-month blockade, the state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) says, raising prospect of fresh badly-needed oil revenues for the North African country.

Marathon Struggles to Exit Libya as Unrest Grows
Friday, October 25, 2013 Libya blocks efforts by U.S. company Marathon Oil to sell its stake in one of the country's top oil ventures by moving to preempt a deal, sources said, highlighting the struggle investors face in cutting exposure to Libya's unrest.