Sarir Oilfield Resumes Operations

The Sarir oil field, Libya’s largest, started production again on Sunday, after the pipeline from Sarir to the port of Hariga was sabotaged last week by militants.

A spokesman for the state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) told The Wall Street Journal that the pipeline was repaired and production restarted on Sunday.

But a spokesman for the port and oil field operator Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) told Reuters that the line was still being tested, while another official said it would take up to 10 days to resume exports from Hariga to allow finishing of the pipeline repair.

(Source: The Wall Street Journal, Reuters)

(Pipeline image via Shutterstock)

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