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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 04:28 AM
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66. Opposition hopes to begin its first independent oil shipment on Tuesday--Reuters
Reuters news agency has reported that Libyan pro-democracy fighters hoped to begin their first independent oil shipment on Tuesday. The tanker Equator, which can carry 1 million barrels of crude, was due to arrive at the east Libyan port of Marsa el Hariga.

The pro-democracy leadership says Qatar agreed to market oil from east Libyan fields no longer under Gaddafi's control after the Gulf state recognized the revolutionary council in Benghazi as Libya's legitimate government.

Italy, a major investor in Libyan oil, also sided with the rebels on Monday, promising them weapons and demanding that Gaddafi and his family, who enjoyed warm ties with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, leave Libya.

10:30am:
http://blogs.aljazeera.net/live/africa/libya-live-blog-...





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