Zueitina Oil Port Still Closed after Rebel Deal

Posted by Michelle Howard
Monday, April 14, 2014

Libya's eastern Zueitina oil port was still not under government control one week after an agreement with a federalist rebel group to immediately reopen it along with the Hariga terminal, a spokesman for National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Monday.
 


The spokesman said that NOC was still waiting for confirmation from the government-run Petroleum Facilities Guard that they were able to establish full control over the complex.
 


NOC was able to lift force majeure on Hariga last week and a tanker is due to load crude there this week. The federalist rebels are still in control of the country's two largest terminals.
 


(Reporting by Feras Bosalum, Writing by Julia Payne. Editing by Jane Merriman)


 


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