Oun reveals to 218News halt of oil exports again from Zueitina port

Oil and Gas Minister Mohamed Oun said in an exclusive statement to 218News that the export and oil operations from the Zueitina port stopped again, Saturday, after two shipments were exported via two tankers last week, on an exceptional basis.

This halt is for fear of an environmental catastrophe that may affect transport lines and storage tanks, after protesters closed export operations last April, before allowing work to resume at the port temporarily.

In his statements, Oun clarified that there was a disruption in the Abu At-Tifl and Al-Rimal field and part of the Sarir field, with work stopping as a result of the disruption of oil exports.

218News learned, last week, from its sources, that the Zueitina port exported 1.6 million barrels of oil on board the two tankers “MT Sister” and “Melos 21” headed to China and Italy.

In April, the NOC appealed to the protesters at the Zueitina port to start export operations, fearing an environmental disaster that might occur due to the type of “waxy” crude found in the Zueitina tanks.

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