Libyan crude output rose to a 3-month high of 940,000 b/d in August, whilst exports topped 850,000 b/d. As always, gains are precarious. MEES analysis of Libyan crude loadings shows the impact of uncertainty on the country’s crude trade.
 
The self-styled ‘Libyan National Army’ under renegade general Khalifa Haftar handed back control of four key Sirte Basin oil ports – Es Sider, Ras Lanuf, Hariga and Zueitina – to the state National Oil Corporation in...