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Libyan Production Restored To 700,000 BPD As LNA Retakes Control

Oil Crescent

Libyan oil production rose to a 700,000-barrel-per-day production rate on Wednesday, after a series of clashes between militant groups in the Oil Crescent caused tensions in the country’s biggest ports.

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) made the announcement regarding the recovery in a statement to the press. Output had previously declined by roughly 35,000 barrels due to the ports’ instability – which now appears to be restored.

"We are working very hard to reach 800,000 barrels by the end of April 2017, and, God willing, we will reach 1.1 million barrels next August," NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla said in the release.

The Es Sider and Ras Lanuf ports had been in the hands of the NOC in Tripoli since Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) took captured the area in September.

But, the Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) wrested control of the key facilities earlier this month. Reports later showed that the LNA has regained lost ground. Last Tuesday, the LNA claimed to have retaken the country’s key oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider from the rival faction, and as of later that day, the resurgent group’s soldiers were still in pursuit of a handful of BDB fighters, who were on the run after they lost control of the ports.

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One wing of the NOC in Benghazi has affiliated itself with the BDB’s eastern parliament, which rivals the United Nations’ sanctioned Government of National Accord based in Tripoli. International sanctions have prevented the breakaway wing from managing its oil operations separately.

The BDB claims to have no alliances, but is widely thought to be a radical Islamist faction. The Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium lists the BDB as an Islamist group formed in opposition to the LNA and consolidating fighters from other factions opposed to General Haftar.

By Zainab Calcuttawala For Oilprice.com

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  • tom@samerica.com on March 23 2017 said:
    Mustafa Sanalla, chairman of the country’s National Oil Corporation, said forces loyal to the eastern commander Khalifa Haftar had handed over the ports, which could make way for the resumption of export of crude oil from the Zueitina and Ras Lanuf terminals.

    In recent days forces led by Mr Haftar, close to the eastern government, defeated the Petroleum Facilities Guard, led by Ibrahim Jathran and allied to the UN-backed Tripoli government, and seized control of the key oil export facilities.

    This had sparked fears of a widening of the conflict in Libya, with east and west openly fighting over the resources of the fragmented Opec-member country. But the agreement between https://www.lookedapp.com/ Haftar and the NOC signals an apparent willingness to co-operate with the government in Tripoli, potentially allowing oil exports to stabilise or pick up

    “Exports will resume immediately from Zueitina and Ras Lanuf, and will continue at Brega,” said Mr Sanalla in a statement, adding the decision to end a force majeure on exports was backed by both eastern and western factions in Libya.

    “Exports will resume from Es Sider as soon as possible.”

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