Production at the 300,000 b/d Sharara fields in Libya’s far southwest was forced into a full shutdown on 3 January after days of partial disruptions by protesters.

There have also been conflicting reports of a full shutdown at the nearby 70,000 b/d el-Feel field, with protesters demanding an immediate response from the Tripoli-based government over fuel shortages and worsening economic conditions in the underdeveloped Fezzan region. (CONTINUED - 310 WORDS)