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Libya’s 330,000 b/d-capacity Sharara fields in the country’s remote southwest may remain shut for some time with the country’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) this week reiterating that it will not sanction re-start until local security arrangements have been overhauled.
NOC and its chairman Mustafa Sanalla have repeatedly accused the ‘Petroleum Facilities Guard’, in effect a rag-tag grouping of ex-militiamen, of colluding in such attacks. “There are around 1,500 security personnel, mandated and tasked with the protection of Libya’s largest oil field, and yet these incidents continue to occur; basic responsibilities are not being fulfilled,” Mr Sanalla says. (CONTINUED - 862 WORDS)
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|chart||Libya Crude Output ('000 B/D): Sharara Shut-In And Port Closures See Output Slump From Recent 5-Year Highs...|
|chart||...Though 2018 Still Saw The Highest Annual Output Figure Since 2012 ('000 B/D)|