Oil tanker leaves Tobruk, controlled by rebels
Laaska News April 07,2011.
The tanker “Equator” with the first batch of Libyan oil for sale on world markets has left the rebel-controlled port of Tobruk, the British Reuters agency reports. Qatar has agreed to mediate in the sale of Libyan oil, export of which is banned by a corresponding UN Security Council resolution.
The oil that fills the reservoirs of the “Equator” can fetch up to $125 million. The opposition plans to use the money for purchasing weapons, medicine and food products.
As yet it is not known who will purchase the Libyan crude, supplies of which to the world market were suspended in March. The Libyan Petroleum Corporation, controlled by Muammar Gaddafi, is threatening with court action anyone who ventures to buy it.