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Qatar: Libya’s NOC fears crisis could act as cover for illegal oil sales

The chairman of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanalla – a major figure in efforts to keep the fractured North African state together – has written to the head of the parallel Al-Baida-based interim government Abdullah Al-Thinni, warning him not to use Qatar’s diplomatic crisis as a pretext for illegal oil exports. Much of the attempted deal-making related to NOC-East’s continued attempts to sell crude on its own account has involved Dubai-based oil brokers.

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