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Pipeline closure risks taking nearly all Libya's oil offline

20 Jan 2020

CAIRO Two major oilfields in southwest Libya began shutting down on Sunday after forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar closed a pipeline, potentially reducing national output to a fraction of its normal level, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said.

Pipeline closure risks taking nearly all Libya's oil offline

19 Jan 2020

CAIRO Two major oilfields in southwest Libya began shutting down on Sunday after forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar closed a pipeline, potentially reducing national output to a fraction of its normal level, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said.

UPDATE 3-Pipeline closure risks taking nearly all Libya's oil offline

19 Jan 2020

CAIRO, Jan 19 Two major oilfields in southwest Libya began shutting down on Sunday after forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar closed a pipeline, potentially reducing national output to a fraction of its normal level, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said.

Southern Libyan oil fields face closure as pipeline blockaded

19 Jan 2020

CAIRO Libya's largest oil field and a second major field in the southwest began shutting down on Sunday after forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar closed a pipeline connecting them to the coast, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said.

UPDATE 1-Southern Libyan oil fields face closure as pipeline blockaded

19 Jan 2020

* See main Libya story: (Updates with pipeline closure, fields shutting, details)

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country's oil output

18 Jan 2020

BERLIN/CAIRO Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude output by more than half and ramping up tensions ahead of a summit in Germany to discuss the country's conflict.

UPDATE 2-Israel starts exporting natural gas to Egypt under landmark deal

15 Jan 2020

* Gas could also go to Asia through Suez Canal (Adds interview with Israeli minister)

Turkish support for Tripoli could 'rebalance forces' in Libya

08 Jan 2020

CAIRO The planned arrival of Turkish military advisers in Libya should bolster the internationally recognised government, but may not be enough to turn the tide of a conflict in which eastern-based forces have the upper hand thanks to foreign support.

Giant solar park in the desert jump starts Egypt's renewables push

18 Dec 2019

ASWAN, Egypt Near the southern Egyptian city of Aswan, a swathe of photovoltaic solar panels spreads over an area of desert so large it is clearly visible from space. | Video

Exclusive: U.S. says drone shot down by Russian air defences near Libyan capital

07 Dec 2019

The U.S. military believes that an unarmed American drone reported lost near Libya's capital last month was in fact shot down by Russian air defences and it is demanding the return of the aircraft's wreckage, U.S. Africa Command says.

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