Libya resumes pumping in western oilfield

oilfield libya-edwin steele flickrThe total export from Libya could reach 480,000 bpd. (Image source: Edwin Steele/Flickr)Libya has announced that it has resumed pumping on its key oilfield in the west, El Sharara, after a pipeline linking the field to export terminals was re-opened

A Libyan government official said, “El Sharara has opened and crude has reached the terminal. It’s just pumping from the tanks so then we’ll slowly turn on the wells.”

Libya produces around a third of its output from its western fields.

If El Sharara and another oilfield - El Feel - reach full capacity, the country could be exporting 400,000 bpd in addition to the 80,000 bpd Libya has been exporting from offshore fields, Reuters reported.

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