OPINION: The rapid crumbling of the army of Libya’s renegade general Khalifa al Haftar is opening up a new era that could radically change the energy and political map of North Africa’s main oil producer.

Significant military gains by the United Nations-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) are a precursor to a revival of Libya’s oil output.

Such an outcome risks disrupting Opec-led efforts to maintain an oil price recovery by keeping a tight leash on production.