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There was great hope in early 2012 that oil and gas revenues, which had rebounded fairly quickly after the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi, would allow Libya to finance its own reconstruction and transition to democracy.As communities across Libya asserted their autonomy in the wake of the uprising, oil and gas infrastructure presented a convenient and potent target for anger and frustration at the failure of Libya's national government to address their needs and demands.Disruptions to Libya's oil and gas sector have hardly been limited to the east. Conflict over the oil sector has become a proxy for numerous other conflicts that are working themselves out in post-uprising Libya. All across Libya, oil installations provided a convenient focal point for local grievances as they ensured a response from Tripoli.As Zeidan contemplates a more forceful military response to oil blockades in the east, and Jadran's support has begun to erode among tribal elites in Cyrenaica, it appears that the end may be in sight for the blockades at Libya's major oil ports for the time being. Even so, many of the deficiencies in Libya's oil and gas sector that have been driving grievances remain.
ISIS moves very deliberately in gaining from the chaos in Libya
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