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Output at Libya’s Sharara oilfield rises to around 150,000 bpd

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – Production at Libya’s Sharara oilfield has risen to around 150,000 barrels per day, around half its capacity, two industry sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies have highted rising Libyan production, as well as a weaker demand outlook because of a second wave of coronavirus infections, as major risks to any oil market recovery.

The field, with a capacity of around 300,000 bpd, started operations at a rate of around 40,000 bpd, which gradually rose to around 100,000 bpd at the end of last week, the sources said.

The field witnessed a brief restart in June, before unrest led to its closure again.

The state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) runs Sharara in a joint venture with Spain’s Repsol, France’s Total, Austria’s OMV and Norway’s Equinor.

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