The international energy sector may be encouraged to return to Libya sooner rather than later as conditions have improved in the capital. AKE has lowered the security risk rating for Tripoli on its intelligence website Global Intake.
It has been revised from 63 (Open Conflict) to 26 (Unstable). This is a considerable jump in AKE’s 1-100 scale which ranks countries on how dangerous they are. A map showing world risk ratings can be viewed here.
The Libyan capital has seen a sustained improvement in the security environment following the city’s liberation by rebel forces. AKE sources on the ground describe the security situation as positive and report that the National Transitional Council has been able to exert its authority throughout major areas of the city.
Alan Fraser is a Libya specialist with AKE, a British risk mitigation company working in Libya throughout the crisis. You can access AKE’s intelligence website Global Intake here, and you can obtain a free trial of AKE’s Iraq intelligence reports here.