Italy seeks to restore oil ties with Libya

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Series Details 25.8.11
Publication Date 25/08/2011
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Paolo Scaroni, chief executive of Eni, said on the 24 August 2011 that he was confident the Italian energy group would be back in its 'usual position of strength' in Libya in a year’s time, as the north African country looked to rebuild after the civil war.

Mr Scaroni was to meet Mahumd Jibril, leader of Libya’s national transitional council in Milan on the 25 August 2011, with Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s Prime Minister, to discuss restoring the country’s energy infrastructure.

The state-controlled company Eni started operations in Libya in 1959 and was the largest single operator before the civil war started.

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