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Tanker lifts one million barrels of crude at Libya's Hariga port

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 20:21
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A tanker left Libya's eastern oil port of Hariga after lifting one million barrels of crude, an oil official said on Thursday.

[BENGHAZI] A tanker left Libya's eastern oil port of Hariga after lifting one million barrels of crude, an oil official said on Thursday.

No new tanker was expected in the next few days, said the official, asking not to be named. The terminal located in the eastern city of Tobruk had closed over the weekend due to poor weather.

Opec producer Libya has managed to boost output to almost 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) by reopening two western fields and keeping eastern ports open despite militant attacks and fighting between rival factions allied to two competing governments vying for control.

But the oil sector is facing uncertainty. The internationally-recognised government based in the east has unveiled plans to sell oil via a new state firm bypassing the established entity in the capital Tripoli.

REUTERS

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