Libya resumes output at key Waha oil field-senior oil official

by Reuters
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 16:30 GMT

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Libya resumed production at the Waha oil field last week bringing overall production to 580,000 barrels per day, a senior Libyan oil official said on Tuesday.

The Waha field, operated by the Waha Oil Co, is one of the main contributors for the major Es Sider export grade. It is the first Es Sider field to resume and was producing 50,000 bpd as of Tuesday.

The output is being redirected to the Ras Lanuf export terminal instead of the usual Es Sider port owing to limited storage, the official, who declined to be identified, added.

Libya's oil production has been crippled for several years by an on-and-off blockade of its largest export terminals. (Reporting by Julia Payne; Editing by Adrian Croft)

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