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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2019 8:53 p.m. PST

"Fighting has broken out over the future of Libya's largest oil field, as forces loyal to the UN-recognised Tripoli-based government battle Libyan National Army (LNA) forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the leading figure in fractured Libya's east.

Al-Sharara field, 560 miles south of Tripoli, is capable of producing 315,000 barrels of crude a day about a third of Libya's total current output. But it has been closed by the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) since December when the installation was seized by local tribes demanding the Tripoli government did more to lift the area out of poverty.

The fighting has the potential to disrupt the UN's long prepared plans to convene a national conference, possibly next month, that is supposed to lead to either parliamentary or presidential elections and a new constitution. No date or venue for the conference has been set by the UN, which is still trying to win an agreement on those attending the meeting and the broad agenda…."
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2019 9:14 p.m. PST

If only they'd go solar………

After all, it is the desert.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2019 10:27 a.m. PST

(smile)


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