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Oilfield standoff mirrors Libya's conflict as UN seeks dialogue

Deep in Libya's southern Sahara, men in army uniforms guard a pipeline at the El Sharara oilfield. Hundreds of kilometers to the north, rival fighters turn off the pumps to stop the oil flowing.   The standof

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Libya's El Sharara oilfield ready to restart once pipeline reopens

Libya's El Sharara oilfield remains closed but oil workers are keeping it ready to resume production once a pipeline blockage is cleared, field managers said.   El Sharara's production prior to shutting w

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Libya still testing pipeline to restart El Feel oilfield

Libya is still testing pipelines to restart the southwestern El Feel oilfield, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said.   NOC shut down the field last month when brief clashes forced the closure of

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Libyan Nafoura oilfield to start pumping at 20,000 bpd

Libya's Nafoura oilfield will start pumping oil to ports from Friday, targeting an initial output of 20,000 barrels a day, a spokesman for the field operator said on Thursday. The field, located in the east, restarted work thi

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Libya’s Nafoura oilfield set to resume production

Libya's Nafoura oilfield will resume production on Monday after protesters demanding jobs ended a protest, officials at the Libyan state operator said on Sunday. The field in volatile eastern Libya used to produce up to 65,000

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Libya fails to restart El Sharara oilfield due to blocked pipeline

Libya abandoned an attempt to restart production at the El Sharara oil field, one of the country's biggest, after a pipeline blockage, state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said.   The field, which used to pump a

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Struggle for Libyan oilfield reflects fractured nation's conflict

Libya's biggest oilfield, shut down by gunmen last week, may struggle to rebuild production as the conflict splintering the desert nation draws in ever more groups of fighters, including poor southern tribes staking a claim to land resourc

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Rival Libyan government makes move for oil power, captures field

Libya's political strife intensified as a rival government that has seized the capital stepped up its battle for power and legitimacy, taking control of a key oilfield, according to a security commander, and meeting its first foreign minis

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Iraq's Rumaila field unaffected by conflict and oil price slide

Operations at Iraq's biggest oilfield, Rumaila, have not been affected by sliding oil prices and the government's battle against Islamic State militants, a senior executive at developer BP said.   Under a

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Mubadala’s Thai oilfield starts production

Mubadala Petroleum, a unit of Abu Dhabi state investment fund Mubadala, said it has started production at a second oilfield in Thailand, which it operates with partners.   Output is expected to reach

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