Armed clashes disrupt loadings at Libyan oil terminals

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Oil loadings at two major terminals in Libya have been halted due to armed clashes in the area.

The country’s National Oil Corporation said staff have been evacuated from the Sidra and Ras Lanuf terminals for their safety.

The loss of production is around 240,000 barrels of oil per day.

A planned tanker entry into Sidra has also been postponed.

The NOC issued a statement on the company website.

It states: “The NOC board is currently meeting and following the situation closely.

“The NOC board has called for individuals or political groups who attempt to capture Libya’s oil installations, blockade production, or attempt to make NOC a bargaining chip to be brought to justice.”

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