• Libya, July 14, 2018

    According to a statement released by the National Oil Corporation (NOC), at around 6:30 a.m. local time, unknown armed assailants entered a control station on the outskirts of the giant El Sharara oil field in the Murzuq Desert and kidnapped four staffers, but two of them have been later released. An engineer at the field said one of the abducted workers was Romanian national. Following the kidnapping oil wells in the surrounding area have been shut down as a precaution, and all other workers evacuated bringing the production at the oil filed to a near stand still. (reuters.com, 14 July 2018)