Archive for the ‘Libya’ Category

Twilight of Petrostates

Via The Economist, an article on the impact of the demise of easy oil money: Their budgets don’t add up anymore. Algeria needs the price of Brent crude, an international benchmark for oil, to rise to $157 dollars a barrel. Oman needs it to hit $87. No Arab oil producer, save tiny Qatar, can balance […]

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Warning Signs Over Libya’s Oil Production

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a report on Libya’s oil production: HIGHLIGHTS Any attempt by the National Oil Corporation to further restrict supplies of kerosene, diesel and jet fuel to eastern Libya risks upending the balance of Libya’s oil sector, which has maintained production of about 1 million barrels per day despite the outbreak of […]

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Turmoil in Libya’s Oil Crescent Intensifies Ahead of Presidential Elections

Via Frontera, an interesting look at Libya’s oil region and reserves: The recent turmoil in Libya’s Oil Crescent – a region which stretches along the coast from Sirte to Ras Lanuf, and which extends down to the Jufra district – has underscored the competition for the control of state revenues, as Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s […]

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Libya Says Oil Sector Open Again for Business

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a report on the reopening of Libya’s oil sector, after the country froze new foreign investment in 2011 after the civil war that toppled Moammar Gadhafi: Libya intends to reopen its oil sector to new foreign investments, its state-run oil company’s chief said Tuesday, a move that would give oil […]

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Business in Conflict Zones: Libya Outlook

Via Frontier Strategy Group, commentary on opportunities in Libya: All eyes are on Libya as some positive headlines have come out of the country over the past several months. ISIS was driven out of its stronghold in Sirte in December 2016; oil production more than doubled from 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) to around 700,000 […]

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Libyan Oil: A Bittersweet Return?

Via the Foreign Policy Association, a look at the impact of Libyan oil re-entering the global market: After a series of skirmishes, frantic deal making now looks to have brought about the surprise return to force of Libya in the oil export market. However Libyan oil coming back online could jeopardize a fragile production cut […]

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