Protesters threaten more oil output disruptions in Libya
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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