• 4 minutes Oil Price Editorial: Beware Of Saudi Oil Tanker Sabotage Stories
  • 7 minutes Mueller Report Brings Into Focus Obama's Attempted Coup Against Trump
  • 11 minutes Magic of Shale: EXPORTS!! Crude Exporters Navigate Gulf Coast Terminal Constraints
  • 14 minutes Wonders of Shale- Gas,bringing investments and jobs to the US
  • 11 hours Trump bogged down in Mideast quagmire. US spent $Trillions, lost Thousands of lives, and lost goodwill. FOR WHAT? US interests ? WHAT INTEREST ? . . . . China greatest threat next 50 years.
  • 3 hours Why is Strait of Hormuz the World's Most Important Oil Artery
  • 2 hours Level-Headed Analysis of the Future of U.S. Shale Oil Industry
  • 14 hours Struggle For Supremacy: Kremlin Condemns Alleged U.S. Ultimatum To Turkey Over Missile Deal
  • 8 hours Apple Bid To Buy Tesla in 2013 For $240 a Share
  • 12 hours Another surprise 'build'
  • 19 hours Solar Cheaper than Coal
  • 12 hours CLIMATE PANIC! ELEVENTY!!! "250,000 people die a year due to the climate crisis"
  • 10 hours California's Oil Industry Collapses Despite Shale Boom
  • 11 hours IMO2020 To scrub or not to scrub
  • 11 hours IMO 2020 could create fierce competition for scarce water resources
  • 12 hours Global Warming Making The Rich Richer
  • 1 day Misunderstanding between USA and Iran the cause of current stand off, I call BS

Libya: Benghazi Burns as Clashes Intensify in Tripoli

Bottom Line: Benghazi is heading toward a conflict climax, while myriad clashes in Tripoli are of a less cohesive nature, they are still indicative of the government’s inability to handle the security situation.

Analysis: Protests in Benghazi have taken a critical turn, with the burning and ransacking of several parts of the city as calls for the resignation of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan intensify. At the same time, clashes are ongoing among various militia groups in Tripoli. The eastern districts of the city are of particular concern here, and we are closely monitoring clashes that have taken place between security forces, the Misratan militia and militia from the district of Souq al-Jumaa.  

Clashes of this nature in Tripoli are common, but have shown an increase in intensity in the past weeks. Of greater concern at this time is the situation in Benghazi, where protests are intensifying along with calls for the government’s resignation—an indication of popular disillusionment with a government that cannot handle the security chaos. While the government is attempting to reopen blocked export terminals and ports in Benghazi, eastern tribes are fighting them back—vying for a greater share of the region’s oil wealth—and gaining momentum. Security in Benghazi is becoming impossible, with a series of assassinations targeting security and military personnel. The security situation is bringing protesters to the streets in much…




Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News