Cairo: The crippled oil production situation in Libya has taken another turn for the worse with protesters shutting down oil and gas pipelines in the Wafa oilfield and likely to follow suit at the El Sharara field too.
The closure of the Wafa pipelines will impact operations at Mellitah port where up 30,000 barrels per day of very light oil condensate are sent.
The loss of El Sharara in the south of the country would be a bigger blow as that field produces around 340,000 barrels per day, according to Reuters.
Armed protesters have seized three key oil ports in the east since August, cutting off around 600,000 barrels per day of export capacity. [13/02/14]