Libyan pipeline blockade comes to an end

Cairo: The Jebel Nafusa oil blockade which had turned off the valves on the pipelines taking oil from the Fil, Sharara and Hamada fields to Zawia in Libya has finally been brought to an end.

The reopening of the pipelines means that Libya can up production by some 500,000 barrels a day. Production in the affected oilfields was due to start today as a result.

“The negotiations succeeded finally. We are keen to reactivate the operation within the next few hours,” the Sharara terminal manager at Zawia port, Husain Al-Hingari told local media.

“We will work now to restore the full capacity of production in the Sharara first, then there will attempts to operate the other disrupted oilfields soon,” said Al-Hingari.  [14/05/14]

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