Protesters threaten more oil output disruptions in Libya

Libya Oil Refinery. (Photo: Internet)

Protesters have called on workers at the Waha oilfield in eastern Libya to shut down production but it was unclear whether output had actually stopped, a spokesman for the protesters said on Wednesday.

The group of youths had earlier stopped output at a field operated by state-run Sirte Oil company in a protest over state support.

Meanwhile, Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Wednesday there had been a “minor distribution delay” from Raguba field but production was unaffected despite threats from protesters, who also targeted a second field.

The distribution problem between the 5,000-barrels-per-day (bpd) Raguba field and the port of Brega happened on Tuesday, but production continued into on-site storage, the NOC said in a statement to Reuters.

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