• 3 minutes Electric cars may make driving too expensive for middle classes, warns Vauxhall chief
  • 6 minutes Natural gas mobility for heavy duty trucks
  • 12 minutes Colonial pipeline hack
  • 49 mins U.S. Presidential Elections Status - Electoral Votes
  • 5 mins GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 10 mins Texas Power Outage Danger Until June 18th. Texans told to conserve energy!
  • 12 hours Succession Planning in Human Resources for Vaccinated Individuals in the Oil & Gas Industry
  • 17 hours Federal Judge Says Biden Probably Wrong for Halting Drilling on Federal Land
  • 1 day And now, hybrid electric locomotives...
Colombia Reboots Oil Industry Despite Deadly Protests

Colombia Reboots Oil Industry Despite Deadly Protests

Colombia has restarted its economically…

G7 Shies Away From EV Sales Targets

G7 Shies Away From EV Sales Targets

The G7 nations failed to…

Tsvetana Paraskova

Tsvetana Paraskova

Tsvetana is a writer for Oilprice.com with over a decade of experience writing for news outlets such as iNVEZZ and SeeNews. 

More Info

Premium Content

Armed Men Storm Libya’s National Oil Corporation HQ In Tripoli

The latest clashes in Libya escalated on Monday when several gunmen attacked the headquarters of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Tripoli, and witnesses say that a few people have been shot.

Shots and explosions were heard and Libya’s security forces were cordoning off the NOC office buildings, Libyan TV broadcasters report.

The latest clashes come after a new wave of violence erupted in Libya in late August, with militias fighting government-backed forces around the capital Tripoli.

A member of NOC staff told Reuters that three or five armed men were shooting inside the company’s office building, adding that “several people were shot.”

Local television stations report that Abdul Salam Ashour, the interior minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord backed by the UN, said that gunmen attacked the NOC building with assault rifles and hand grenades and then started taking hostages.

Mustafa Sanalla, the chairman of the internationally-recognized NOC, as well as his office manager, were seen safely leaving the NOC offices, according to Reuters witnesses.

No militant group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

The renewed violence threatens once again Libya’s fragile peace and its oil industry that has just been recovering from the attack on oil ports in June and a subsequent port blockade that reduced significantly Libyan oil shipments in June and July. Related: A Watershed Moment Is Looming For Iran

As of the end of August, Libya’s oil production held at around 1 million bpd for several weeks, and two smaller fields were ramping up production.

In the middle of August, Libya’s oil production hit 1 million bpd for the first time since early June when the attack on the oil terminals resulted in a port blockade and crippled Libya’s oil production.

The port closure had blocked 850,000 bpd of Libya’s oil (nearly all Libyan production) from being exported from four ports for more than two weeks. This major disruption resulted in Libyan crude oil production slumping from 962,000 bpd in May to an average 721,000 bpd in June and further down to 664,000 bpd in July, according to OPEC’s secondary sources.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:


Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage





Leave a comment

Leave a comment




EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News