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Cloud 28 Ott 2011 16:33
E il tesoro Libico dove va?

"Cloud" <> wrote in message
>I pirati cercano sempre il tesoro
Foreign companies will begin fighting for the Libyan oil and gas
fields, particularly they will be the companies of countries that were
active in the struggle to overthrow Gaddafi's regime, said a leading
economist at the Egyptian Al-Ahram Center for Strategic and Political
Studies, Ahmed al-Sayed Al-Naggar.

"Countries such as France, Italy, UK and USA will compete for
exploration and development of oil fields," Al-Naggar told Trend by
telephone from Cairo.

According to expert, during the struggle to overthrow Gaddafi's
regime, "NATO intentionally inflicted air strikes on oil fields, as a result
of which, the mining infrastructure of the country was practically
destroyed. This was done so that Libya would be in need of foreign
investments and Western aid in the energy sector after the war".

"The new government of Libya is unlikely to nationalize Libyan oil,
since they do not have sufficient capacity for its production. Libya needs
foreign investments to restore the oil industry," said Al-Naggar.

Al-Naggar also believes that along with major Western companies,
smaller firms are also expected to participate, since there are plans to
explore new oil fields, which will create a chance for those who have not
previously participated in the country's oil sector.

Libya is the eighth in terms of crude oil production among the 12 OPEC
countries and the third in Africa after Nigeria and Angola. The main
importer of Libyan oil is Italy, followed by Germany, France and Spain.

Libya's proven oil reserves are estimated at 45 billion barrels.
Before the war, Libya produced 1.5 million barrels of oil per day.

The Head of Libya's National Oil Corporation Nuri Beruin said in
September that currently Libya produces oil only on the Sarir field, but
over the next six months, the oil production will begin on country's all oil
fields and will reach from 800,000 to 1 million barrels per day.

Meanwhile, the former head of the Corporation Shokri Ghanem said
Tuesday that Libya will be able to enter the pre-war level of oil production
not earlier than 18 months.

With regards to oil prices, according to Al-Naggar, the restoration of
oil production in Libya will to some extent affect the world oil prices, but
major changes in the prices is not expected, since full recovery of
production and supply of oil will take a certain period of time .