Libya's Zueitina terminal loads first crude export cargo since 2015 -official

by Reuters
Thursday, 6 October 2016 14:26 GMT

BENGHAZI, Libya, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A tanker on Thursday loaded the first crude export cargo at Libya's Zueitina oil terminal since late last year, a port official said.

Zueitina is one of three previously blockaded ports in Libya's oil crescent region that reopened last month after forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar took control of the terminals.

The port official said the Ionic Anassa was loading 800,000 barrels of oil for export to China.

(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfallli in Benghazi and Ahmad Ghaddar in London; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by David Goodman)

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