Having forced a 50,000 b/d drop in national output to 970,000 b/d, community leaders in Eastern Libya have issued an ultimatum to Tripoli that if their demands for power redistribution to the east of the country are not met by mid-January they will shut down other fields and export facilities.

Elders meeting on 15 November at Jakhira, an oil production hub in the northeast, issued a list of demands including the relocation of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), the central bank, Libyan...