Libyan state oil firm confirms “security breach” at El Sharara oilfield

7 Nov 2017   Libya

Libya’s state oil company said on Monday there had been a “security breach” at its southern El Sharara oilfield on Sunday night.  NOC blamed weak security for the incident at a facility called 186 station, according to a statement posted after a NOC meeting that discussed the event. It gave no details of the incident and did not say whether production had been affected. Sponsored An engineer at the field said unknown people had attacked the station and stolen company cars and phones from employees. The El Sharara field lies deep in Libya’s south that is gripped by insecurity. It has closed several times due to protests by security guards asking for salaries or other groups, part of turmoil in the North African country since 2011. Last week, […]

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