Libya in talks to reopen oil fields

30 June 2015

Officials and tribal leaders are taking part in negotiations

  • Libyan authorities in talks to reopen pipelines for El-Feel and El-Sharara oil fields, as well as port of Zueitina
  • Pipelines have been closed for weeks due to protests and disputes

Libyan authorities have said they are in talks to reopen pipelines for the El-Feel and El-Sharara oil fields, as well as the port of Zueitina.

The pipelines have been closed for weeks due to protests and disputes.

On 29 June, UK-based news agency Reuters quoted National Oil Corporation (NOC) spokesman Mohamed Harari as saying that talks were progressing.

“Efforts being carried out by elders and mayors of local municipalities are still under way in order to reopen the closed oil fields. We expect good results soon,” he said.

Libya has struggled to restore security in the wake of the 2011 uprising that dislodged dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

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