Middle East

Partial resumption of Libyan oil exports

Cairo: The Libyan Oil Corporation announced on Thursday the lifting of force majeure status at the ports of Marsa Brega and Harega ports, after the resumption of crude oil export.

Ministry of Oil and Gas spokesman Omar Alchukmak said that the resumption of oil exports at Brega and Harega ports came after positive efforts to resolve lingering crises with workers striking.

Alchukmak added that the port of Brega, which is one of the main ports for the export of oil, would return to work gradually, while Harega port returned to full capacity after a pause of about a week, due to security and labour unrest.

He explained that the rest of the ports including Sidra and Ras Lanuf are still under force majeure status, although the government was hopeful it could fix the situation soon.

The ports blockade has seen Libyan oil exports drop by 70% over the past month.  [25/08/13]


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