The United Nations Security Council voted to extend sanctions on illicit oil exports from Libya ahead of a vote on a draft resolution seeking to help resolve the situation in the war-torn country. Russia’s Sputnik reports the oil sanctions were extended until the end of April next year and that the panel of experts set up to help the implementation of the sanctions got an extended mandate until mid-May 2021. The oil export sanctions for Libya have been in place since 2014, authorizing members of the UN to inspect vessels in open waters. Illicit oil exports, however, seem to be the least of Libya’s problems right now. The North African country is currently producing less than 200,000 bpd of crude because of an oil port blockade by tribal groups loyal to the Libyan National Army, an organization affiliated with the eastern Libyan government. The eastern government and the LNA, […]