Storage Tank at Libya's Ras Lanuf Oil Port Has Collapsed

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 19, 2018

Photo: NOC

Photo: NOC

One of two oil storage tanks ignited amid clashes at the Libyan oil port of Ras Lanuf has collapsed after burning for two days, a local engineer and a fire fighter said on Tuesday.

Ras Lanuf's storage tank No. 12 was set on fire on Sunday, three days after another storage tank, No. 2 caught ablaze during an attack by an armed group.

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said that at least 400,000 barrels of storage capacity has been lost due the fires.

Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli Writing by Aidan Lewis

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