Tag Archives | Es Sider

Fire on Oil Pipeline feeding Es Sider

By John Lee. Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) has confirmed that a fire broke out on 21st April 21 along the El-Zkout-Al Sidra oil pipeline, operated by the Waha Oil Company (WOC). The line connects the oil fields to the Sidra oil terminal. Initial investigations indicate that the fire occurred 117km from Zkout and 21km […]

Blown-up Oil Pipeline to be Repaired within a Week

Reuters reports that the Libyan crude oil pipeline blown up on Tuesday, about 80 miles south of Es Sider terminal, will take about a week to repair. It quotes a spokesman for an eastern Libyan force tasked with protecting oilfields as saying that a “terrorist group” was probably responsible for the explosion. (Source: Reuters)

Waha Oil plans to Replace Pipelines and Tanks

Waha Oil Company (WOC) is looking to replace large sections of rusted pipelines and 12 oil tanks destroyed in 2014 at its As Sidra terminal. The company, however, has no financial resources to pay for the work and is, therefore, looking for "alternative means of payment". (Source: GardaWorld)

Ports Prepare to Resume Oil Shipments

By John Lee. The oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf are reportedly resuming operations and preparing to export crude oil following a two-week pause due to clashes. Forces loyal to eastern-based Khalifa Haftar regained control over the two ports on 14th March. According to Bloomberg, Libya’s total production rose from 621,000 bpd to […]

Clashes hit Libya's Crude Oil Output

By John Lee. According to a report from Bloomberg, Libya’s crude output has fallen 11 percent as clashes over the past 10 days have led to the closing of some oil export terminals. It claims that production is down from about 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) to around 620,000 bpd as Es Sider, the country’s […]

First Tanker Ships Oil from Es Sider

The first tanker has reportedly moored at the Es Sider (Sidra) terminal since it was attacked two years ago by Libya Dawn forces, and several of its oil storage tanks set on fire. According to Libya Herald, the tanker is the Maltese-registered SeaMusic, managed by the Thenamaris group, which is said to be heading for […]

Oil Crescent Ports: NOC Lifts Force Majeur, Exports to Resume

The chairman of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, announced today (Thursday) that he has visited Zueitina port and accepted the handover of the ports from the Libyan National Army (LNA) reporting to the House of Representatives (HoR). “NOC is in charge of the ports,” he said. “They are secure, and we have […]

Int'l Community Condemns Port Attacks

By John Lee. The international community has condemned this weekend's attacks on Libyan oil terminals, and called on all parties to undertake an immediate ceasefire and to refrain from any further hostilities. Calling on all forces to avoid any action that could damage Libya's energy infrastructure or further disrupt its exports, the Governments of France, […]