El Sharara Oilfield Still Closed

Reuters reports that, despite the fact that tribesmen have ended their blockade of the El Sharara oilfield, production cannot resume until a separate protest at a connecting pipeline is resolved.

The manager of the 340,000 barrels-a-day field told Reuters that there were negotiations aimed at ending the closure of the pipeline valves in the western mountains and engineers hoped to resume pumping within a week.

A different group of protesters in Zintan had closed the pipelines to make their own financial and political demands.

(Source: Reuters)

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