Exports from Libya’s east resumed this week, as negotiations between Tripoli and a federalist movement promise to end the nine-month blockade that shut in the bulk of the country’s crude production.

The loading of crude began at the Marsa el-Hariga terminal on 16 April at around noon, Muhammad al-Harari, a spokesperson of the state-owned National Oil Corporation, confirmed to MEES. Austria’s OMV was loading the 130,000 ton (950,000 barrel) ‘Aegean Dignity’ as MEES went to press, France’s Total is slated to follow up with a 600,000 barrel cargo on 23 April. (CONTINUED - 1117 WORDS)