announced National Oil Corporation On Thursday, the Libyan government halted the sit-in inside the oil ports in the east of the country, after having stopped operations inside them because the demonstrators had closed them to ask for their employment.
“Crude oil exports resumed from the ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf after the end of thein organized by young people for several days “, said the Noc of Tripoli.
This happened the day after the Corporation announced, in a separate communiqué, the end of a sit-in in the port of Hariga and the return to normal of oil export operations.
The institution considered the protesters’ requests “legitimate”, but expressed “reservations” about the way in to which they protested, underlining the “dangerous consequences of the oil embargo”.
And he explained in his statement on Thursday that the end of the sit-in came after the foundation’s president, Mustafa Sanalla, communicated with “the high dignitaries and sages of the region, who in turn intervened urgently to put an end to the sit-in and exhorted young people in protest to commit in programs for the preparation and qualification of graduates … during the next period “.
The past few days have seen the control of young people from the regions on the oil ports in the east of the country and thein internally, asking them for “job opportunities” within sites and oil fields.
The main oil ports in Libya is located in the “Crescent of Oil” in the eastern part of the country, which includes five main ports: Brega, Ras Lanuf, Sidra, Hariga and Zueitina.
The closure of ports and oil fields has been repeated in recent years, due to union protests,in youth or security reasons, and has cost the country over $ 100 billion in losses, according to the Libyan Central Bank.
Libya has the largest oil reserves in Africa and is trying to extricate itself from a decade of chaos since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011, by installing a unified government to lead the transition until general elections are held at the end of next December.
After a ceasefire agreement was concluded in October and the National Oil Corporation lifted “force majeure” on all oil plants in the country, production quickly rebounded from 300,000 barrels to around 1.3 million barrels. barrels per day, but remains below its levels. , which exceeded 1.6 million barrels per day.
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