The bombing of Libya: Oil and water…

The Great Man-Made River (GMR, النهر الصناعي العظيم) is a network of pipes that supplies water to the Sahara Desert in Libya, from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System fossil aquifer. It is the world’s largest underground irrigation project. It consists of more than 1,300 wells, most more than 500 m deep, and supplies 6,500,000 m3 of fresh water per day to the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi, Sirt and elsewhere. Muammar al-Gaddafi has described it as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”


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  1. kruitvat Post author

    War against Libya is a fight for Libyan oil. Nothing else…

    New York Times reported that the U.S. conflict in the Libyan capital Tripoli has not yet ended, fighting for access to Libyan oil wealth has only just begun.
    The paper today said, that Western countries – especially members of NATO, “NATO”, who provided air support for the rebels – is urgently seeking to ensure that its priority to pump Libyan crude.
    It seems that the importance of Libya for France and clear on Monday when he called on French President Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Transitional National Assembly Mustafa Abdul Jalil to Paris for consultation meetings.
    The Italian foreign minister said in remarks on state television yesterday that the company “Eni” Italian oil will play a primary role in the future in Libya.
    It has been said that the Italian company technicians already on their way to Libya to restart oil production, although the company denies sending any employee of a region is still unstable.
    But is not yet clear – in the words of the New York Times – whether the rebels would respect the government oil contracts signed during the reign of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, or not? Whether it would adopt the same approach in negotiating new agreements or adopt another way?
    However, the rebels even before they receive the authority indicated that they Sevrkon between friend and foe at the conclusion of agreements
    Was quoted Abdul Jalil Maeoff – a spokesman for the company “Ogoco” oil of the rebels Libyans – as saying: “We have no problem with Western countries such as Italy, France and Britain, but perhaps there is some political issues with Russia, China and Brazil.”
    It is noteworthy that the three countries did not support the recent international sanctions imposed on the Qadhafi regime and supported the negotiation to end the uprising.
    Some analysts say that oil companies will work in Libya, you may discover more oil under the easing of restrictions that were imposed by the Government of Gaddafi.
    The paper points out that the importance of oil in relation to Libya as an economic resource is essential, will any new government to make oil production a top priority to them.
    According to industry analysts, most of the reports that came from the Libyan oil companies – have continued to pay its employees during the conflict – suggest that oil installations suffered no significant damage, and that means to start up production within weeks.


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