Libya: GNC Sacks PM As Oil Output Rises With Prospect Of More to Come

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) says that oil output is running at 622,000 b/d, more than twice February’s figure. And there could be more to come with NOC readying the re-opening of the country’s two largest oil export terminals – Es Sider and Ras Lanuf.

But the fighting continues, with the UN Security Council moving to ease the delivery of arms to the internationally recognized government in the eastern town of Baida.

The rival Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) has dismissed its ‘prime minister’ ‘Umar al-Hasi in what could be a positive move for UN-brokered peace talks.

Mr Hasi’s ouster followed complaints over his management of the economy, according to ‘Umar Humaidan, a GNC spokesman. Mr Humaidan said 70 GNC members and 16 ministers filed a report complaining of his poor performance and threatened to resign en masse unless he was removed. (CONTINUED - 2455 WORDS)