Middle East

Protest ends at Brega port

Muscat: A protest has ended in Libya's eastern oil port of Brega where local protesters had been demanding jobs at state-run company Sirte Oil. The protesters had taken over the company's headquarters for several weeks.

Idris Abdullah, a lawmaker and company official from Sirte Oil said the company had reached an agreement with the protesters and the company’s operations are back to normal.

Libya's oil industry has been constantly affected by protests at oilfields and ports over political and financial demands.

Brega port is mainly used for crude shipments to the western Zawiya refinery. [29/10/14]

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