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Libyan rivals clash over eastern oil ports and Tunisia crossing

Armed factions allied to Libya's two rival governments fought over eastern oil ports and the main border crossing to Tunisia, forcing closure of the two biggest oil export terminals, officials said.

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Libya's largest oil export port closed due to clashes

Libya's eastern Es Sider oil export port, the country's biggest, has been shut due to fighting nearby between forces representing the country's competing governments, an oil official said.

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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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Opec output drops in Nov as Libyan recovery falters

Opec's oil supply in November fell by 340,000 barrels per day (bpd) as a recovery in Libya faltered, a Reuters survey found, although a lack of deliberate cutbacks by Saudi Arabia and other key members underlines their focus on defending mar

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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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Struggle over Libya's oil risks breaking up country: rival PM

Libya's self-proclaimed prime minister has warned that attempts by a rival government in the east to assert control over the oil industry could escalate the political conflict dividing the Opec member state a

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Libya's recognised government appoints new NOC chairman

Libya's internationally recognised government has appointed a new head of state National Oil Corp (NOC) handling oil exports, a deputy premier said, as a political conflict over control of the country is hitting the vital energy sector.

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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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