Port Closures to End in Days

A spokesman for the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) has told Bloomberg that he "expects the situation [with regard to port closures] will ease in the coming few days”.

Walid Hassan added that the guards on strike “number in the hundreds only", from a total force of 18,000 PFG members.

He also confirmed that the prosecutor has ordered the arrest of Ibrahim Al Jedran, head of the PFG’s central region force, after the newly appointed PFG commander Brigadier Idris Bukhamada fired him for disobeying orders to reopen the ports.

Libyan tribesmen have reportedly stepped up efforts to persuade oil ports guards to end protests that have dramatically cut Libya's crude oil exports.

(Source: Bloomberg)

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