Libya PM moves state oil HQ to troubled Benghazi

May 29 (Reuters) – Libya confirmed on Wednesday that the headquarters of the state energy firm would move to the volatile eastern city of Benghazi, a response to demands for more authority for the oil-rich region which may prove a headache for international companies.

Protesters halt oil flows on Libya Zueitina pipeline -sources



Wed May 22, 2013 1:00pm EDT

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By Ghaith Shennib

May 22 (Reuters) – Protesters have turned off a valve on a pipeline carrying oil to the eastern Libyan terminal of Zueitina, industry sources said, as politicians called for tougher action against those who attack oil facilities following a spate of disruptions.


Top Libya minister quits

2013-05-21 22:35

Tripoli – Libya’s interior minister has submitted his resignation, two official sources said on Tuesday, after months of efforts to curb armed groups who helped topple Muammar Gaddafi but have since stalled the transition to democracy.

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Libya’s ports reopen after protests, gas complex attacked

May 20 (Reuters) – Libya’s oil terminals at Tobruk and Zueitina re-opened over the weekend after protests forced both ports to shut, Libya’s deputy oil minister Omar Shakmak said.

“There were no firefights and the militias left the area. Activities there are proceeding as normal,” an Eni spokesman said.

Nestled deep in Ghadames The Pearl of the Desert

Ghadames awaits the tourists


Perched on a low wall in the centre of the Libyan desert oasis town of Ghadames, 80-year old tourist guide Mohammed Ibrahim says he is waiting for the foreign visitors he used to show around to come back.