U.S. says worried about Libyan oil purchases outside legal channels

April 26, 2016 5:54 PM

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U.S. says worried about Libyan oil purchases outside legal channels

WASHINGTON The United States is concerned about Libyan oil purchases outside legitimate channels and said all sales must go through the Tripoli-based National Oil Corp, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Tuesday.

"We are concerned about purchases of Libyan oil outside of legitimate channels," spokesman John Kirby said after an India-flagged tanker left for Malta carrying crude shipped by rival eastern Libya government.

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