Libyan state oil firm Agoco on 31 May reported a 22,000 b/d oil leak along the Sarir-Tobruk pipeline which carries the bulk of the firm’s output to the Hariga terminal for export. Such leaks are common across Libya’s creaking oil infrastructure which has suffered under years of war, insufficient funding and sanctions. Agoco, which in 2021 produced 273,000 b/d, has been particularly affected by a lack of funds to carry out basic maintenance. It says the latest leakage is a direct result of the delay in the transfer of its allocated budget. The country’s National Oil Corporation last month ordered its operating firms to halt all maintenance and drilling operations due to “the delay in the transfer of the approved budgets for 2022” (MEES, 27 May).