Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Libya’s OPEC Governor Kidnapped

Welcome to the "stability" brought  by meddling of the Empire in far off lands.

Libya’s OPEC Governor Samir Kamal was kidnapped last week in the militia-held capital of Tripoli.

Kamal, who is also the head of the planning department at the Tripoli-based government’s oil ministry, was last seen Thursday, said one official at the National Oil Corp., or NOC,

WSJ notes:
The government in Tripoli, which hasn't been recognized by the United Nations, has appointed its own oil minister Mashallah Zawi, who has been challenging the internationally recognized government of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, which named Mustafa Sanallah as chairman of NOC.
Samir Kamal is a member of the oil ministry run by the rival government in Tripoli that hasn’t been recognized the U.N.
A recovery in Libya’s oil production to as high as 900,000 barrels a day has been cut short by fighting between Islamist militia and the government in eastern Libya. Libya’s production capacity stands at about 1.5 million barrels a day, but disruptions have been frequent since the end of Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year rule.

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