The fighting in Libya has devolved into a protracted stalemate, which does not bode well for the country’s oil production. General Khalifa Haftar and his militia, the Libyan National Army (LNA), continue their assault on Tripoli and the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). The attack began in early April, but the LNA has been bogged down on the outskirts of the city. For weeks, Libya’s oil production has held up surprisingly well. Output even rose a bit in April by 71,000 bpd, reaching 1.176 million barrels per day (mb/d), according to OPEC . The increase is impressive in the context of the outbreak of civil war. But even though Libya managed to prevent production and export outages over the last few weeks, it’s not clear that successful streak can continue , especially because a stalemate between the two factions only increases the odds that the country’s oil sector […]