Main oil tank in Tobruk’s Hariga port resumes work

Main oil tank in Tobruk’s Hariga port resumes work

November 09, 2016 - 18:39
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Work has been resumed in the main oil tank in the Tobruk-based Hariga oil port (also known as tank no.9) after it has been serviced.

“Now the crude oil coming from Misalla and Sareer oilfields can be pumped into the tank after it has been shut down for over 10 years.”

The Chief Director of the port, Rajab Sahnoon, told the press that the oil tank has a capacity for half a million barrels, adding that after it had been serviced, Tobruk oil tanks reached 10 with a total stockpiling capacity of 4 million barrels.

Relatedly, Sahnoon said that Libya’s oil output is gradually healing as Sareer and Misalla oilfields are now producing 260 thousand barrels per day.

Tobruk’s Hariga oil port is operated by Al-Khaleej Al-Arabi oil company, which is considered one of the biggest oil firms.

Mainly, Misalla and Sareer oilfields are the ones that pump oil into Hariga port with a pipeline that is 510 km long.