Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Energy News .




ENERGY TECH
Libya navy stops tanker entering oil terminal
by Staff Writers
Tripoli (AFP) Aug 20, 2013


Libya's navy has prevented a tanker from "illegally entering" Al-Sedra oil terminal in the east of the country, the army's general staff said Tuesday, as protests paralysed several ports.

"Patrol boats from the Libyan navy stopped an oil tanker sailing in Libyan territorial waters from entering Al-Sedra port" on Monday, it said, cited by official news agency LANA.

"The ship, bearing the name Wael, tried on several occasions to enter the port but was prevented," the army said.

It was unclear who had chartered the vessel.

The Libyan navy said in a statement on Tuesday that it would monitor ships off the coast near the oil terminals of Al-Sedra, Ras Lanouf and Brega.

"Ships that are not duly bound by contracts with the NOC (National Oil Company), which alone is authorised to sign petroleum export contracts, will be forbidden from loading crude oil and will be ordered to leave," it warned.

"In case of refusal to obey orders, the ship will be stormed and taken to the nearest port," the Libyan navy added.

The government is locked in a stand-off with striking oil installation guards, whom it accuses of trying to sell crude oil on their own account.

Authorities have threatened to use force to prevent the sale of any oil that does not go through the proper channels.

On Saturday, the National Oil Co said a "Libyan armed group is currently in contact with concessionaries in the international oil market to sell oil illegally."

This group, which operates in the eastern Ras Lanuf region, "is seeking to sell a cargo of 700,000 barrels," the NOC said.

Libya's main oil terminals have been hit by strikes since late July that caused production to plummet to less than 330,000 barrels per day before rising again to 670,000 bpd.

Even that figure fell short of the 1.6 million bpd averaged before the 2011 overthrow and killing of long-term dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

Libya is almost entirely dependent on oil and gas for its foreign exchange earnings, with hydrocarbons accounting for more than 80 percent of its GNP and up to 97 percent of its exports.

The strike has cost the North African nation $1.6 billion dollars in lost export revenues since July 25, according to Oil Minister Abdelbari al-Aroussi.

.


Related Links
Powering The World in the 21st Century at Energy-Daily.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





ENERGY TECH
Since 25 July, Libya loses nearly $1.6 billion in oil ports shutdown
Tripoli, Libya (UPI) Aug 18, 2013
Libya's oil and gas minister says the closure of the country's oil ports has resulted in massive economic losses. During a press conference Saturday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Oil and Gas Minister Abdel-Barri Arrousi told reporters that since July 25 the nation had lost nearly $1.6 billion in oil revenues as a result of the shutdown, adding that a further consequence would be a loss ... read more


ENERGY TECH
NSW Government action on energy efficiency to power up industry

Russia's Lavrov: EU energy market reforms hindering closer ties

China aims to boost green sector

Air conditioners off as S. Korea faces power crisis

ENERGY TECH
How shale fracking led to an Ohio town's first 100 earthquakes

Chinese oil imports to reach record $500 bn by 2020: study

Since 25 July, Libya loses nearly $1.6 billion in oil ports shutdown

Libya navy stops tanker entering oil terminal

ENERGY TECH
China to Remain Wind Power Market Leader in 2020

Localized wind power blowing more near homes, farms and factories

Price of Wind Energy in the United States Is Near an All-Time Low

GDF Suez sells half-share of Portuguese renewable, thermal holdings

ENERGY TECH
PV microinverters must continue to penetrate commercial installations

US Interior Department Announcement Will Help To Advance Geothermal

Big-Box Retailers Turn To Solar, How Can Electric Utilities Adapt?

First Solar Set to Install 1 Gigawatt Worth of PV Systems in 2013

ENERGY TECH
Radioactive water leak from Fukushima considered 'level 1' incident

TEPCO reports worst radioactive leak from tank at Japan's Fukushima

Latest incident at French nuclear plant renews calls for its closure

Japan to go nuclear-free during safety checks

ENERGY TECH
New possibilities for efficient biofuel production

Microbial Who-Done-It For Biofuels

Microorganisms found in salt flats could offer new path to green hydrogen fuel

CSU researchers explore creating biofuels through photosynthesis

ENERGY TECH
China launches three experimental satellites

Medical quarantine over for Shenzhou-10 astronauts

China's astronauts ready for longer missions

Chinese probe reaches record height in space travel

ENERGY TECH
Climate change seen behind ancient civilizations' fall

Scientists look into Earth's "Deep Time" to predict future effects of climate change

Climate benefit for cutting soot, methane smaller than previous estimates

Carbon emissions to impact climate beyond the day after tomorrow




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement