The Libyan port of Brega that was shut down in July by protests has restarted oil exports.

A tanker carrying 630,000 barrels of Brega-grade crude departed over the weekend, Ibrahim Al Awami of the state-run National Oil Corp. told Bloomberg.

Still out of operation are port and loading facilities at Es Sider, Ras Lanuf and Zueitina, Hariga.

Brega could add about 90,000 barrels a day to Libya’s current shipments of 500,000 barrels a day, Bloomberg said.

Port workers have been protesting low pay and alleged corruption.

During the force majeure caused by the civil unrest, Libyan crude output has fallen from 1.6 million barrels a day to around 700,000 barrels a day.

Companies operating in Libya include Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Marathon Oil Corp., Hess Corp. and ConocoPhillips.

Source: Bloomberg


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