April 13, 1990
A Swiss man filed a lawsuit Thursday against Occidental Petroleum Chairman Armand Hammer, accusing the oil magnate of intentionally defrauding him out of royalties from oil production in Libya. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Hans-Albert Kunz seeks more than $550,000 in damages he says he lost after Occidental sold a quarter of its Libyan oil interests in 1985 to OMV of Austria. A spokesman for Occidental said he had not seen the suit and had no immediate comment.
January 15, 1987 |
The attorney for a Scottish businessman charged with violating the U.S. embargo on trade with Libya says the only deal the Scot's firm ever transacted with Tripoli was one arranged and consummated by an undercover U.S. agent. Patrick Fanning, the New Orleans lawyer representing Francis George Christie of Aberdeen, Scotland, also said this week that a U.S.
March 12, 2011 |
In oil-rich Libya, where gasoline usually sells for about 45 cents a gallon, a looming fuel shortage could have major ramifications for the outcome of fighting between the forces of longtime leader Moammar Kadafi and rebels in the east. The three-week-old rebellion has closed or crippled major Libyan refineries, which are concentrated in the rebel-held east, and has forced the opposition to import an increasing amount of gasoline from refineries abroad. For the rebels, who ride to war in personal pickup trucks and sedans, gasoline shortages could prove a matter of life and death.
January 22, 1986 |
The diplomatic envoy sent by President Reagan to line up Western allies' support for sanctions against Libya asked West Germany on Tuesday to stop importing Libyan oil. The envoy, Deputy Secretary of State John C. Whitehead, also urged the Bonn government to take other measures against Libya. But Whitehead, who is visiting nine Western capitals, apparently will be leaving empty-handed. Whitehead, the No.
June 3, 2002 |
A group of Sudanese migrants trying to reach Libya died after losing their way in the desert, the government said. The statement, carried in several Sudanese newspapers on Sunday, said 45 people perished as they were headed to the border with Libya in the northwestern corner of Sudan. Many Sudanese have died trying to cross the desert on their way to seek jobs and better opportunities in oil-rich Libya.