Libya's oil production climbs to 860,000 after ports reopen

Libya's oil production climbs to 860,000 after ports reopen

July 23, 2022 - 14:50
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Libya's oil production has risen from 560,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 860,000 following the resumption of oil operations last week, the National Oil Corporation said on Friday.

The state-run oil company pledged to restore production rates to their normal levels after three months of suspension.

In mid-April, the Corporation announced a state of force majeure on some ports and oil fields after they were closed by tribal groups reportedly aligned with Khalifa Haftar.

Mellitah oil and gas company resumed operations at El Feel oilfield last Tuesday with a capacity of 40.000 bpd, indicating that it would reach its normal rates of 68.000 bpd in the coming days.

A NOC statement said it would make every effort to bring production to 1,200,000 barrels per day within two weeks.

In mid-July, the NOC lifted force majeure on oil fields and ports, following the appointment of Farhat Bengdra as the new head of the NOC to succeed Mustafa Sanalla.

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