Libya's Hariga port to return to normal operations, NOC says

by Reuters
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 16:49 GMT

(Adds port manager saying protesters still present)

TRIPOLI, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Libya's Hariga oil terminal will immediately return to normal operations, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) media office said on Wednesday, though the port manager said protesters remained there and a tanker had not yet entered.

Exports at Hariga had been blocked by a group that said it was protesting for jobs and for changes in the NOC leadership.

A senior NOC official said the blockade of Hariga had been lifted and the port had received instructions to resume operations.

The port manager said it would become clear shortly whether it would be possible to export or not.

(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami in Tripoli, Ayman al-Warfali in Benghazi and Angus McDowall in Tunis; editing by David Evans)

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