This policy outlook examines the political economy of oil and gas in Libya, analysing how the country's ongoing conflict impacts the oil and gas industry.

Ferhat Polat 08 January 2021

Libya has been a significant producer of crude oil since the 1960s. During this time, Libya became a significant player in international affairs, playing vital roles both throughout the region and globally. The hydrocarbons sector is the primary source of growth within the country and since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011, commercial activities have been severely impacted by the frequent conflicts around oil infrastructure. This policy outlook examines the political economy of oil and gas in Libya, analysing how the country's ongoing conflict impacts the oil and gas industry.​

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