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Home » Libya » Joint Communique on Libya

Illicitly Obtained Oil From Libya

 

US State Department

Press Statement

Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 9, 201

 

The United States is deeply concerned by reports that a vessel sailing under the name Morning Glory is loading a cargo of illicitly obtained oil at the Libyan port of As-Sidra. This action is counter to law and amounts to theft from the Libyan people. The oil belongs to the Libyan National Oil Company and its joint venture partners. These partners include U.S. companies in the Waha consortium. Any oil sales without authorization from these parties places purchasers at risk of exposure to civil liability, penalties and other possible sanctions in multiple jurisdictions.

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