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Libyan oil output has jumped to almost 400,000 b/d after the restart of exports from the key Sirte Basin port of Ras Lanuf.
Ras Lanuf (250,000 b/d capacity), nearby 450,000 b/d Es Sider and 250,000 b/d Zueitina to the east were last week captured by the ‘Libyan National Army’ and handed over to NOC (MEES, 16 September). The first cargo in almost two years sailed on 21 September. Austria’s OMV loaded 750,000 barrels of Amna crude on the Seadelta for shipment to Trieste, Italy, linked by pipeline to OMV’s Schwechat refinery near Vienna.
A second tanker, the Syra, had been due to load this week. The tanker was headed for Repsol’s refinery in Taragonna, Spain as MEES went to press. (CONTINUED - 278 WORDS)