Conflicting claims over oil in OPEC-member Libya threaten to tear the country apart, a researcher at a risk consultant group said. File Photo by cherezoff/Shutterstock June 26 (UPI) — The Libyan army lacks authority to take control over oil exports, the national oil company said in response to what could be a major blow to the OPEC member. Libya’s National Oil Corp. said it rejected a move by the Libyan National Army to move on exports from the Gulf of Sirte. The move followed militant raids on oil storage depots in the east of the country that sidelined production from the member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Mustafa Sanalla, the chairman of the NOC, said in a statement the Libyan military action was in stark contrast to the authority recognized by the international community, including the United Nations and OPEC. “Instead of defending the rule of law […]