Haftar announces reopening of oil ports

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Haftar announces reopening of oil ports

August 19, 2020 - 13:46
Written by: RabiaGolden

Warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia groups, on Tuesday, reopened the oil fields and ports after seven months of forced closure.

Naji Al-Maghrabi, head of Haftar’s Petroleum Facilities Guards said in a video “there is no objection to reopening oil ports and relevant facilities for the dispersal of oil”.

Al-Maghribi, however, did not indicate whether the decision to reopen was to restore normal production on a continued basis, or if it was a move to distribute stocks of gas and oil stored in the ports, however, he claimed to justify the decision by saying it was to alleviate the suffering of Libyan citizens which was caused due to the closures.