Libya warns U.S. energy firms on icy U.S. relations

 

Diplomacy – Libya’s top oil official on Thursday summoned the local heads of top U.S. energy firms to tell them a diplomatic row with Washington could hurt U.S. businesses in Libya, the state oil company said.

Libya is demanding Washington apologize after a U.S. official made caustic comments about Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Shokri Ghanem, Libya’s most senior energy official and head of its state National Oil Corp., summoned executives from Exxon-Mobil, ConocoPhillips, Occidental, Hess and Marathon.

“He informed these companies of the resentment at the irresponsible statements made by a State Department spokesman to the media,” NOC said in a statement.

Diplomacy – Libya’s top oil official on Thursday summoned the local heads of top U.S. energy firms to tell them a diplomatic row with Washington could hurt U.S. businesses in Libya, the state oil company said… read more

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