Hariga to reopen tomorrow

Cairo: Hariga oil port in Tobruk will reopen tomorrow, provided that the Petroleum Facility Guards (PFG) are compensated for unpaid salaries, the Libya Herald has claimed.

The oil port, operated by the Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO), was shut down on 25 May in a blockade set up by local PFG members demanding back pay. The move resulted in the complete shut-down of production at Sarir oilfield, as well as a severe decrease in output at the nearby Messla oil field because of Hariga reservoirs filing up.

“We are expecting that this problem will be solved soon, as the government has promised to transfer the money soon, “ Omran Al-Zuwai, an AGOCO official at the Hariga port, told the local newspaper.  [01/06/14]

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