Odds Are Stacked Against Libya’s Oil Revival

A deepening political divide, the spectre of civil war, and continued strikes threaten to cut short Libya’s production surge.

Libya’s oil sector continues to defy the country’s political divide, but the obstacles to a sustained recovery are coming increasingly into focus.

Crude output rose to 810,000 b/d on 10 September, according to state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC), reaching the halfway mark as...