Libyan oil terminal resumes exports after strike ends

Oil exports have resumed from Libya's Al-Hariga terminal, pictured, following settlement of a strike over unpaid wages, the National Oil Corporation saysOil exports have resumed from Libya’s Al-Hariga terminal following settlement of a strike over unpaid wages, the National Oil Corporation said on Friday. At the same time, total oil production in the North African nation, hit by civil strife and strikes since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moamer Kadhafi, should reach one million barrels a day (bpd) by year’s end, the NOC’s Mohamed Hrari said. Exports at Al-Hariga in eastern Libya were suspended on Saturday after workers went on strike to demand payment of overdue salaries, with Hrari attributing the delay to fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi. On output, Hrari said Libya’s production “should progressively pick up until it reaches one million barrels a day by the end of the year”.

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