Libya tells oil firms to resume exports

Libya tells oil firms to resume exports

“Libyan oil terminals have become safe... All employees are asked to return to their jobs in all oil facilities. And we urge (foreign) firms to send their tankers to load and unload,” the television said quoting the National Oil Corporation. Oil giant Total said on Friday that unrest in Libya had slashed output by 1.4 million barrels a day to under 300,000.

Libya was producing 1.69 barrels a day before the unrest, according to the International Energy Agency. Of this 1.2 million were exported, mostly to Europe. Other major customers are China and the United States. Libya’s oil chief, Shukri Ghanem, said operations at the Zawiyah refinery resumed on Thursday