Slow return for Libya oil seen after Gaddafi topple

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Brent crude futures dropped from $116 a barrel at the beginning of August to $107.42/bbl on August 22, the day after rebels entered Tripoli.

"The whittling away of Gaddafi's position has occurred due to the choking of supply lines and the damage to his coercive capabilities from airstrikes," says Henry Smith, a Libya analyst at Control Risks. Smith is an expert on political risk analysis in the Middle East and North African region. He believes that security is the key consideration for the succe