The 270,000 b/d-capacity Sharara fields in Libya’s far southwest resumed production on 21 January with NOC announcing the lifting of force majeure the same day.

The announcement came nearly three weeks after southern protesters with social and political demands forced a full shutdown of Sharara from 3 January, halting supplies of light sweet Sharara crude to the Zawiya terminal and refinery of the same name west of Tripoli (MEES, 5 January). (CONTINUED - 859 WORDS)