Upstream oil and gas

Opposition threats to Libya’s Eni’s deal point to political pressures of doing business

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Issue 480 - 16 Mar 2023 - By John Hamilton , Mohamed Eljarh | 6 minute read

Political, social and legal opposition to Eni’s multi-billion-dollar upstream gas development deal is driven by an alliance of fief holders who may not be able to stop the deal, but could make it harder and more expensive to complete. The opposition reflects continuing dysfunction, raising the prospect of more blockades and disruption, writes Mohamed Eljarh*, with John Hamilton.

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