Related Articles
Report
Forward article link
Share PDF with colleagues

Libya: A ceaseless campaign

Our report on the country’s energy infrastructure is the definitive guide to Libyan oil, politics, and civil unrest

Blessed with Africa's largest oil reserves and some of the world's highest-quality crude, Libya's energy sector has been disproportionately significant for global markets. When the 2011 revolution decimated output, the International Energy Agency was forced to release emergency stocks. Libyan oil was important. Production has collapsed again now, to an eighth of the country's 2011 capacity. As Mustafa Sanallah, chairman of the National Oil Corporation told us, the civil war that has been underway since mid-2014 is unmistakably about oil. A battle for installations in the once-prolific Sirte basin is, he fears, imminent. Events in Libya's fractured energy sector will remain significant for

Also in this section
Sustainable energy: Learning from the success stories
19 April 2017
Sharing good examples is the key to change SEforALL’s Rachel Kyte tells World Energy Focus
Nigeria: Back to the future?
19 April 2017
The government faces some tough decisions as it decides how to handle the corruption allegations surrounding the acquisition by Shell and Eni of offshore block OPL 245
Time to build Russian-US bridges
19 April 2017
Former Russian energy minister Igor Yusufov says the new US administration will be a boon for hydrocarbons cooperation