Libya’s recognised govt warns tankers away from Ras Lanuf port


Libyan security forces guarding the country’s major Ras Lanuf oil port will seize any tankers approaching the terminal without permission after a force majeure was lifted there, the country’s recognised government said on Thursday.

The warning over Ras Lanuf illustrates how the OPEC country’s oil industry is caught up in a power struggle between two rival governments and their armed forces who have each appointed competing figures in the state oil company.

The internationally recognised government and elected parliament has operated in the east since last year when an armed faction called Libya Dawn took over the capital, set up its own government and took control of ministries in Tripoli.


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