Oil sector workers protest outside Congress

By Ahmed Elumami.

Tripoli, 2 September 2013:

Over a hundred oil sector workers protested outside Congress today, demanding that the General National Congress (GNC) and the government reopen the country’s oil fields and export terminals.

Members of the Oil and Gas Sector Workers Union (OGSWU), in cooperation with civil society organisations, said they were taking to the streets as a last resort. All other attempts to get the authorities to act had, they said, failed.

Libyan oil industry hit by legacy of violence

Published: May 16, 2013 at 11:03 AM

BENGHAZI, Libya, May 16 (UPI) — Protesters closed the Zueitina oil refinery in eastern Libya for the second time in six months this week, the latest setback for the North African country’s troubled efforts to develop its crucial energy industry in the violent aftermath of the 2011 civil war.

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