By John Lee.
Production from the Messla and Sarir oil fields in south-east Libya could be shut down in less than four weeks if a blockade of the Marsa al Hariga port continues.
Output from the fields has been cut to less the half due to a dispute between the rival administrations over the right to export oil from the port.
Mustafa Sanalla (pictured), Chairman of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) urged those preventing exports to reconsider their approach. “The worst thing is this blockade will achieve nothing … In terms of legitimacy, which is what the blockaders want, it is a dead end,” he said.