After a period of disconnect that allowed oil output in Libya to recover in spite of a deteriorating political situation, a further escalation in the struggle between two rival governments coincided with an attack on the Sharara field, re-establishing the nexus of politics and oil.

Libya took two giant steps further down the road towards anarchy this week, with the Supreme Court turning against the elected government, and militants occupying one of the country’s largest oilfields. (CONTINUED - 1083 WORDS)