Like the flick of a switch Libya’s El Sharara oil field was turned on and off twice over the past week as an ongoing military rebalancing in the north unleashed a fresh scramble for fields capable of producing 370,000 b/d in Libya’s wild southwest.

Following weeks of military setbacks in and around Tripoli (MEES, 22 May), Mr Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) pulled out of the country’s western region on 5 June effectively sealing its failure to take Tripoli. (CONTINUED - 953 WORDS)