Haftar’s forces expand oil blockade

Libya losses from oil blockade surpass $4 billion

Libya losses from oil blockade surpass $4 billion

A blockade of Libyan oil output by groups aligned with Haftar’s forces expanded yesterday and today with the closure of two more export terminals, a threat to close another, and reduced production at a major field.

Yesterday exports were halted at the ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider.

Today, a group urged the closure of Hariga port. Engineers at Sarir field said production had been reduced.

Libyan oil output had already fallen by about half to 600,000 barrels per day after groups closed the major Sharara and El Feel fields last month, though work at Sharara briefly resumed this week before stopping again.

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