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Aug 19, 2014

Libya NOC loads 1st oil in a year from Es Sider port

LONDON/TRIPOLI, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Libya is due to start
loading its first crude oil tanker from top port Es Sider on
Tuesday following a year-long blockade by eastern federalists, a
Libyan oil official and trading sources said.

The country’s oil industry is making a modest comeback,
restarting production and exports even while Tripoli has become
a battleground for rival armed factions amid the worst violence
since the 2011 civil war.

Aug 15, 2014

Exclusive: Iraqi Kurds sell third major oil cargo, fourth heads to Croatia

LONDON (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdistan has delivered its third major cargo of crude oil out of a Turkish port and a fourth is sailing to Croatia, showing the autonomous region is finding more buyers despite legal pressure from Baghdad and setbacks in the United States.

The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), whose peshmerga forces are being supported by U.S. airstrikes in their battle against the radical Sunni militants of Islamic State, has been in a long constitutional fight with Baghdad over independent oil sales.

Aug 15, 2014

Iraqi Kurds sell third major oil cargo, fourth heads to Croatia

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdistan has delivered its
third major cargo of crude oil out of a Turkish port and a
fourth is sailing to Croatia, showing the autonomous region is
finding more buyers despite legal pressure from Baghdad and
setbacks in the United States.

The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), whose peshmerga
forces are being supported by U.S. airstrikes in their battle
against the radical Sunni militants of Islamic State, has been
in a long constitutional fight with Baghdad over independent oil
sales.

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. to seize $100 mln of Iraqi Kurdish oil in tanker off Texas

HOUSTON/LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. authorities were set on Tuesday to seize a cargo of crude worth more than $100 million from Iraqi Kurdistan anchored off the Texas coast after a judge approved a request from Baghdad, raising the stakes in an oil sales dispute between Iraq’s central government and the autonomous region.

The tanker United Kalavrvta, carrying some 1 million barrels of Iraqi Kurdish crude oil, arrived near Galveston Bay on Saturday, but has yet to unload its disputed cargo.

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. to seize Kurdish oil from tanker off Texas

HOUSTON/LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities are set
to seize a cargo of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan anchored off the
Texas coast after a judge approved a request from Baghdad,
raising the stakes in an oil sales dispute between Iraq’s
central government and the autonomous region.

The tanker United Kalavrvta, carrying some 1 million barrels
of Iraqi Kurdish crude oil worth more than $100 million, arrived
near Galveston Bay on Saturday, but has yet to unload its
disputed cargo.

Jul 16, 2014

Libya offers first oil from Ras Lanuf port since reopening

LONDON (Reuters) – Libya’s National Oil Corp has offered the first crude oil from its major eastern Ras Lanuf terminal for end-July loading, two weeks after a rebel group agreed to end its nearly 1-year blockade of the bulk of the country’s oil facilities.

NOC has issued tenders to sell 2 million barrels of crude oil from its recently reopened Ras Lanuf, a tender document and traders said on Wednesday.

Jul 16, 2014

Libya’s oil exports stutter, major eastern ports await restart

TRIPOLI/LONDON, July 16 (Reuters) – Libya will not be able
to export oil through its two largest eastern ports before
August, due to safety checks after a near year-long closure, a
senior oil official said on Wednesday.

The latest twist in a spiral of violence also casts a shadow
over the vital deal two weeks ago to end the eastern blockade by
federalist protesters of the last two facilities they held.

Jul 4, 2014

Brent dips below $111 on signs of rising supply

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – Brent futures dipped below $111 a
barrel on Friday on the prospect of revived Libyan exports and
more U.S. crude soon finding its way to refiners, but losses
were tempered by economic data pointing to an improved demand
outlook.

Brent crude fell 22 cents to $110.78 a barrel by
1048 GMT and looked set to lose 2 percent this week.

Jul 3, 2014

Iraqi Kurds say will sue Baghdad if it blocks oil sales

LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region
has hit back at Baghdad over independent oil exports, a letter
from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) showed, threatening
to counter sue the central government for trying to block its
sales.

The strongly worded letter shows growing confidence from the
Kurdish capital Arbil in the long-running oil sales dispute, as
Baghdad struggles to regain control of swathes of territory lost
to a Sunni Islamic militant insurgency.

Jun 21, 2014

Israel accepts 1st delivery of disputed Kurdish pipeline oil

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – A tanker delivered a cargo of
disputed crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan’s new pipeline for the
first time on Friday in Israel, despite threats by Baghdad to
take legal action against any buyer.

The SCF Altai tanker arrived at Israel’s Ashkelon port early
on Friday morning, ship tracking and industry sources said. By
the evening, the tanker began unloading the Kurdish oil, a
source at the port said.