Shipping source to 218News: Shutdown of oil exports continues, pending lifting of force majeure

A shipping source working in the Oil Crescent region told 218News that the exportation process was still suspended until 11.00 am on Wednesday, despite the announcement by the Libyan Prime Minister, Fathi Bashagha, on Tuesday evening that he had reached an agreement with the port closures and the start of export.

The source added that foreign companies and oil tankers are waiting for the NOC to announce the direct export operations and to lift the state of force majeure, in reference to the safety and security of the ports.

An engineer working in the Sharara oil field revealed to 218News on Wednesday that production in the largest oil fields was still suspended pending administrative instructions that had not yet been issued.

Protesters closed oil ports and some fields in mid-April; objecting to the policy of the head of the unity government, Abdul Hamid Dabaiba, in disposing of funds, demanding the dismissal of the head of the National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanalla.

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