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Libya producing up to 1.30 mln bpd of oil: NOC Chairman

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

BENGHAZI – (Reuters) – Libya is producing up to 1.30 million barrels a day of oil, the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, told Reuters on Wednesday.

Output was in a range of between 1.25 million bpd and 1.27 million bpd and sometimes reached 1.30 million bpd, Mustafa Sanalla said. He was speaking on the sidelines of Benghazi Oil and Gas Conference, according to Reuters.

It is noteworthy that oil exports had been suspended from 2013 to 2016 when oil fields and ports in the Oil Crescent Region in Eastern Libya, the biggest source of oil in Libya, used to be controlled by a militia led by Ibrahim Jadhran, who has been recently added to UN Security Council’s sanctions list. Oil exports were resumed after Jadhran’s militia had been removed by the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

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