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Libya: New UN Resolution Unlikely to Reduce Fuel Smuggling

The UN Security Council recently expanded its 2014 resolution banning illegal crude exports from Libya to include refined petroleum products. The original resolution had authorized the inspection of suspicious vessels and urged member states to do whatever was necessary to prevent attempts at exporting crude. The new resolution states that those measures “shall apply with respect to vessels loading, transporting, or discharging petroleum, including crude oil and refined petroleum products, illicitly exported or attempted to be exported from Libya.”

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