Two key oil ports in Libya have come under intense attack from Islamic State fighters. For the second day, running shells have rained in around the port of El Sider. An oil storage tank was hit in the port causing a fire.
Yesterday, an attack by Islamic State aimed at the port left seven guards dead and 25 wounded.
In the nearby oil port of Ras Lanuf, a fire at an oil tank that was hit on Monday had been mostly contained but was still burning, Reuters reported.
Libya’s crude oil production has dropped to less than a quarter of a 2011 high of 1.6m barrels per day.