Libya’s Oil Output Disrupted by Security Threats, Shut Terminal

14 Aug 2017   Libya

Sharara oil field output said to drop to 200,000 barrels a day Zueitina terminal ceased loadings on Saturday: union chief Libya’s biggest oil field has reduced crude production by more than 30 percent in recent days and the Zueitina export terminal ceased loadings over the weekend, throwing the OPEC country’s output back on a downward spiral. Output at the Sharara field was down to 200,000 barrels a day on Sunday, compared with 300,000 barrels a day about a week ago, a person familiar with the matter said Sunday, asking not to be identified because the information is confidential. Workers were being kept from certain areas for their own safety after two company vehicles were stolen at gunpoint, the person said. Zueitina port ceased loading on Saturday after employees demanded better working conditions, according to Merhi Abridan, head of the worker’s union. Libya’s crude output and exports reached a three-year […]

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