As the dust settles from the replacement of Mustafa Sanalla as NOC chairman, Libya has begun to exit a three-month oil blockade which at its worst shut in around three quarters of the country’s 1.2mn b/d capacity (MEES, 15 July).

New NOC boss Farhat Bengdara, who was controversially installed by the Tripoli-based government on 14 July, announced the following day the end of force majeure on the key eastern oil terminals of Es Sider, Ras Lanuf, Brega and Zueitina. NOC also lifted force majeure on Eni’s 70,000 b/d El Feel field in the southwest (see map). (CONTINUED - 961 WORDS)