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Libya: Eastern NOC Tries to Fend Off Its Growing Irrelevance

Libya’s rival NOCs are again publicly trading barbs in statements related to the eastern NOC’s latest effort to sell to buyers who load at the port of Hariga. The eastern NOC claims it has already inked 10 agreements for exports from the port. The NOC’s Tripoli headquarters has asserted that the eastern NOC and the Thinni government based in Baida “have no authority to sell Libyan oil,” warning earlier this month that Tripoli is the “only authority legally empowered to sell Libyan crude” and that vessels attempting to load cargoes at Hariga could be seized.

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