Libya Steps Up Security at Oil Fields

Libya is boosting security at its oil fields to prevent a repeat of the deadly terrorist attack in neighboring Algeria, reports Fox Business.

"We must be fully prepared for any emergency", said Colonel Ahmed Al-Kabasha, a senior commander of the Defense Ministry’s petroleum facility guards.

But Nicolo Sartori, an analyst at Rome’s Institute of International Affairs said: "Libya seems to be more at risk, simply because the government doesn’t have the same strength as the Algerian authorities".

Libya will send more troops to police its border with Algeria, Libya's deputy oil minister Omar Shakmak told the Wall Street Journal.

Many of the country's oil and gas exploration and production sites are located in the sparsely-populated deserts of Western Libya, not far from the Algerian border.

(Sources: Fox Business, Bloomberg)

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