Oil industry left with legacy of violence in Libya after Gaddafi

Author: Heba Saleh, Financial Times, Published on: 29 April 2013

Violent incidents...have become a recurrent feature for the hydrocarbons industry in Libya since the 2011 fall of Muammer Gaddafi, the former president...Part of the problem is that some of the local militias who guarded oil installations during the war to overthrow Gaddafi now feel entitled to jobs and other benefits...In March, Waha Oil, owned by the state-run National Oil Corporation in partnership with ConocoPhillips, Hess and Marathon Oil cancelled a contract with a private-sector oil services company after a 17-day blockade by protesters who said it took away their jobs...Companies should consider corporate social responsibility programmes for local communities, said Mr (Abdulbari Ali Al-) Arousi, the oil minister. “They can offer health and educational services, or train people or lay on some transport, perhaps a bus or an ambulance,” he said. [also refers to Statoil]

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Related companies: BP ConocoPhillips Equinor (formerly Statoil) Hess Corporation Marathon Oil