Tag Archives | Importing

Tripoli Bans Imports to Halt Dinar Decline

Libya's Tripoli-basesd government has banned the import of 32 goods for six months, according to a report from Reuters. The ban includes cars, carpets, construction materials such as cement, fruit juices, energy drinks and harissa, a hot pepper paste. But the ban was intended to halt the decline of the dinar,  which is now trading […]

Libya plans to import 1 mln tonnes of wheat in 2012

Libya expects to import 1 million tonnes of wheat in 2012 as production is expected to increase only slightly after last year's civil war, the director of the North African country's authority for cereal production said. "We expect to import to 1 million tonnes of wheat. It will be done in specific (time) periods as […]

Libya up to 3rd in Germany's Feb oil imports

A recovering Libyan oil sector sent 779,000 tonnes of crude to Germany in February, up from 595,000 tonnes in January and 388,000 tonnes in December, putting it third-highest in Germany's oil imports, economic and foreign trade statistics office BAFA data showed on Wednesday.  The figure was up from 614,000 tonnes in February 2011 when fighting […]

Libya up to 4th in Germany's Jan oil imports

A recovering Libyan oil sector sent 595,000 tonnes of crude to Germany in January, up from 388,000 tonnes in December and fourth highest in Germany's oil imports, economic and foreign trade statistics office BAFA data showed on Wednesday. The figure was down from 748,000 tonnes in January 2011. Fighting broke out in Libya in February […]

Greece eyes Libyan oil after Iran embargo

Greece said Thursday that Libya could plug the gap in the country's oil supply created by an EU-imposed embargo on Iranian oil, which accounted for about a third of Athens' imports. "Given that oil production in Libya is climbing back to pre-war levels, Libya is an alternative supply source," foreign ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras told […]

MENA investment in oil to rise 11% in 2012

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region spending on oil investment is forecast to increase 11 percent in 2012, industry analysts said, with the number of oil rigs expected to grow 14 percent as "a tremendous amount of exploration and development activity" in the region needs to go ahead. The just published "Oil & Gas: […]

Germany's 2011 oil import bill up 29.0 percent

Germany's crude oil import bill for January-December 2011 rose 29.0 percent to 53.7 billion euros ($70.97 billion) from a year ago, as higher prices outweighed lower volumes, official data showed. Germany's average border oil price in the period, at 592.72 euros a tonne, was up 32.9 percent from the year earlier, economic and foreign trade […]

Notes on Visit to Tripoli

Travel Arrangements I had booked return flights from London to Tunis and from Tunis to Tripoli (Mitiga) with Tunisair.  When I tried to check in for the flight from Tunis to Tripoli, I found that there had been an incident involving the Tunisair flight at Mitiga on the previous day.  Tunisair suspended its flights to […]