Archive for the ‘Libya National Oil Company (NOC)’ Category

Firing of the NOC Chairman Risks Politicizing Libya’s Oil Company

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a report on how the recent firing of the NOC Chairman risks politicizing Libya’s oil company: In firing Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) board of directors, Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah is trying to end oil blockades and encourage his eastern-based rival Khalifa Hifter to enter negotiations on a possible political settlement. But […]

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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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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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Libya’s Rival NOC Oil Companies Agree To Merge

Courtesy of Reuters, an article on consolidation in the Libyan petroleum sector: Libya’s state energy company National Oil Corporation has agreed to merge with a rival company established in the east by one of the country’s two former competing governments, the NOC said in a statement. The merging of the two NOCs is a positive […]

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Libya’s State Oil Company Declares Independence

Via the Wall Street Journal, a report on Libya’s National Oil Company’s statements of neutrality in the conflict between the government based in Baida and the Libya Dawn movement: Libya’s state-owned National Oil Co. has issued a declaration of independence. The company said on its website Thursday it was neutral in the conflict between an […]

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A Libyan View On National Oil Companies

Via McKinsey Quarterly, an in-depth interview with Dr. Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corporation, about the future of energy pricing, the operation of national oil companies, and their changing relationship with the international oil majors: “…Since the day in 1968 when Dr. Shokri Ghanem took a post at Libya’s Ministry of Petroleum, he […]

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