Natural gas & LNG

Middle East & Africa April 2019

Regional analysis & forecasts
Economic overview

Rising geopolitical tensions in North Africa have the potential to adversely impact the region’s oil and gas sector.

The recent escalation of violence in western Libya will threaten the country’s gas exports to Italy via the GreenStream pipeline. Forces loyal to Libyan National Army (LNA) leader General Khalifa Haftar have made advances in their offensive on Tripoli, which is the capital of Libya’s UN-backed government. Haftar is allied to a rival government in Libya’s eastern city of Tobruk, which has refused to cede power to Tripoli.