OPEC and its allies unlikely to agree official output increase but will feel the pressure to avoid a spike in crude oil prices ahead of US sanctions on Iran taking effect. The organisation's members will meet this weekend in Algeria.
Following the protests in Tripoli, the Libyan state oil firm (NOC) has reopened the airfield in the southwestern Wafa oilfield. The airfield is used to transport workers and equipment to the oilfield, as travelling by road is too dangerous.
With the Kurdistan elections set to be held on the 30th of September, controversy regarding participation has risen among both the population and the parties. Some political parties have decided to boycott the elections after their concerns surrounding the election lists were not addressed.