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Libya's NOC declares force majeure on El Sharara oilfield

18 Dec 2018

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's state oil company NOC has declared force majeure at the country's largest oilfield, El Sharara, a week after announcing a contractual waiver on exports from the field following its seizure by protesters.

UPDATE 5-Libya's NOC declares force majeure on El Sharara oilfield

18 Dec 2018

* El Sharara was seized by groups of guards, tribesmen on Dec. 8

UPDATE 3-Militia forces Libya's NOC to declare force majeure on biggest oilfield

10 Dec 2018

* NOC says reviewing evacuation plans (Adds comment from NOC chairman)

Libya is shutting down El Sharara after field seized by tribesmen: sources

09 Dec 2018

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya is shutting down production at its biggest oilfield after tribesmen and state security guards seized the El Sharara facility, field engineers and protesters said on Sunday, but there was no confirmation from state oil firm NOC.

UPDATE 3-Libya is shutting down El Sharara after field seized by tribesmen-sources

09 Dec 2018

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya, Dec 9 Libya is shutting down production at its biggest oilfield after tribesmen and state security guards seized the El Sharara facility, field engineers and protesters said on Sunday, but there was no confirmation from state oil firm NOC.

Libyan state oil firm scrambles to keep El Sharara oilfield open amid 'occupation'

08 Dec 2018

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya Libyan state security on Saturday threatened to shut down production at the giant El Sharara oilfield but the field remains open, state oil firm NOC said, denouncing what it called an "occupation" of the 315,000 barrels-a-day facility.

Libyan election commission says needs budget for February constitution vote

06 Dec 2018

TRIPOLI Libya's electoral commission has asked the government for $28.7 million, saying the funding is needed to boost its "zero" budget to organise a vote on a new constitution as early as February.

Libyan election commission says has "zero" budget to prepare polls

06 Dec 2018

TRIPOLI Libya's electoral commission has asked the government for $28.7 million, saying that without funding to boost its "zero" budget it cannot make plans to prepare for a vote on a new constitution and later elections.

Shipbound migrants in Libya port say would rather die than disembark

14 Nov 2018

TRIPOLI Migrants refusing to leave a cargo ship docked in Libya said on Wednesday they would rather die than be returned to land, as the coast guard began disembarking some of those on board.

Parts of troubled Libya get 4G telecoms service

16 Oct 2018

TRIPOLI Libya's state-owned mobile phone operator al-Madar launched the first 4G services in the North African country, a rare investment in a country hit by years of political turmoil and violence.

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