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13.05.2014 Libyan oil output may double

Libya’s daily oil output may double to 500,000 barrels today after protesters agreed to reopen pipelines carrying crude from fields in the country’s western region, according to officials, Bloomberg reported on May 13.

02.04.2014 Barton Moss fracking test drilling finds gas in shale rock in England

IGas said it had detected the gas in samples from its test well at Barton Moss, BBC reported on April 1. Drilling will now stop while the samples are analysed, which is likely to take six months, the company said.

28.03.2014 Libyan rebels block oil pipeline to Mellitah port

Libyan protesters have blocked a pipeline carrying oil condensates from the southwestern al-Wafa oilfield to the Mellitah export port, state-owned National Oil Corp (NOC) said on March 27, Reuters has reported.

06.01.2014 Libya restarts southern oilfield

Libya has restarted oil production at the key El Sharara field after protesters ended a two-month blockade, the state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said on January 5, raising prospect of fresh badly-needed oil revenues for the North African country, Reuters has reported.

17.12.2013 Libya Protesters to Keep Blockading Oil Terminals

Armed protesters on December 15 refused to lift a months-long blockade of vital oil terminals in eastern Libya, despite a tribal pledge to do so, AFP reported on December 16.

14.11.2013 Libyan Protests Shut down Another Refinery

Scores of Libyan protesters on November 13 shut down an oil refinery in the country’s east to demand jobs they claim were promised for 1,000 people, Arab News reported, citing a state-owned oil company official.