• 5 minutes Covid-19 logarithmic growth
  • 8 minutes Why Trump Is Right to Re-Open the Economy
  • 12 minutes Charts of COVID-19 Fatality Rate by Age and Sex
  • 14 minutes China Takes Axe To Alternative Energy Funding, Slashing Subsidies For Solar And Wind
  • 19 mins Which producers will shut in first?
  • 4 hours How to Create a Pandemic
  • 6 hours KSA taking Missiles from ?
  • 2 mins TRUMP pushing Hydroxychloroquine + Zpak therapy forward despite FDA conservative approach. As he reasons, "What have we got to lose ?"
  • 6 hours There are 4 major mfg of hydroxychloroquine in the world. China, Germany, India and Israel. Germany and India are hoarding production and blocked exports to the United States. China not shipping any , don't know their policy.
  • 7 hours A New Solar-Panel Plant Could Have Capacity to Meet Half of Global Demand
  • 5 hours Trump eyes massive expulsion of suspected Chinese spies
  • 2 hours WE have a suicidal player in the energy industry
  • 2 hours Eight Billion Dollars Wasted on Nuclear Storage Plant
  • 7 hours Breaking News - Strategic Strikes on Chinese Troll Farms
  • 20 hours Today 127 new cases in US, 99 in China, 778 in Italy
  • 21 hours America’s Corona Tsar, Andrew Fauci, Concedes Covid-19 May Be Just a Bad Flu With a Fatality Rate of 0.1%

Haftar’s Forces Attack Libya Sea Port, Almost Blow Up LPG Tanker

Libya oil port

Offloading operations for fuel vessels in a port in Tripoli have been halted, Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced on Tuesday, according to Reuters, as military forces led by Khalifa Haftar were responsible for projectiles striking near a highly explosive LPG tanker.

“Fuel vessels have evacuated urgently from Tripoli port today after projectiles struck meters away from a liquified petroleum gas (LPG) tanker discharging in the port,” a statement on NOC’s website read.

The LPG tanker and a gasoline tanker have since left the port and relocated to safer waters.

NOC is now looking for alternative ways to supply fuel to its capital.

Haftar forces said earlier in the day that they attacked a sea port in Tripoli as the violence escalates and the timing of getting its oil industry back on its feet in doubt. The total losses so far resulting from the mess that is the current blockade of oil ports and oil pipelines is in excess of US$1.7 billion, with production below 125,000 bpd, according to NOC—a figure that is a far cry from the 1.2 million bpd Libya was producing in early January.

The blockade is the latest in the long-hard fight for control of the country and its oil revenues between the Libyan National Army, affiliated with the eastern government, and the Government of National Accord, which has been recognized by the UN. All oil revenues go into accounts controlled by the GNA and NOC, but the LNA is looking to change that with the blockade.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister of the UN-recognized Government of National Accord said that Libya is facing a financial disaster if Haftar’s Libyan National Army does not lift the oil port blockade.

NOC’s chairman Mustafa Sanalla warned that if the blockade is not soon lifted, Libya could lose all of its oil production.

By Julianne Geiger for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads from Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage




Leave a comment

Leave a comment

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