- Title: Oil tanker leaves Libya terminal as production rises to 290,000 bpd
- Date: 5th October 2020
- Summary: ZUEITINA OIL TERMINAL, WEST OF BENGHAZI, LIBYA (OCTOBER 4, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF OIL TANKER AT SEA (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SUPERVISOR AT THE ZUEITINA OIL TERMINAL, MOHAMED AHMED ABRIK, SAYING: "This was the first tanker to be shipped out without any technical issues. There is a second tanker which we have been tasked with shipping as well that'll be ready tomorrow (referring to today - October 5)." MORE OF TANKER AT SEA VARIOUS VIEWS OF OIL TERMINAL WITH STORAGE FACILITIES AND SHIPS DOCKED AT PORT (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SUPERVISOR AT THE ZUEITINA OIL TERMINAL, MOHAMED AHMED ABRIK, SAYING: "Yesterday, before this tanker was shipped, we had around 1.5 million exportable barrels, around 1,250,000 of brent, and around 2.6 million of [unidentified] and 283,000 of condensate. When you add them up, you can say a total of 4 million." VARIOUS OF SECURITY GUARD OPENING GATE LEADING TO TERMINAL / CAR PASSING THROUGH SIGN AT ENTRANCE OF TERMINAL READING (Arabic): "ZUEITINA OIL TERMINAL"
- Embargoed: 19th October 2020 14:14
- Keywords: Barrels Blockade Export Libya Oil Production Tanker
- Location: ZUEITINA OIL TERMINAL, WEST OF BENGHAZI, LIBYA
- City: ZUEITINA OIL TERMINAL, WEST OF BENGHAZI, LIBYA
- Country: Libya
- Topics: Africa,Commodities Markets,Economic Events
- Reuters ID: LVA001CYUOWG7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: One of the first oil tankers left Libya on Sunday (October 4) without any technical issues, a supervisor at Benghazi's Zueitina oil terminal told Reuters.
Mohamed Ahmed Abrik said a second tanker was expected to leave on Monday as the easing of a blockade by eastern forces allowed the OPEC member to ramp up exports.
The Marsa El Hariga, Brega and Zueitina terminals have reopened and production rose to 290,000 bpd, a source told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Exports have yet to resume from the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider oil terminals.
The National Oil Corporation (NOC) said it would only resume operations at oilfields and terminals where militants had vacated their positions.
The blockade, which began in January, reduced Libya's output from more than 1.2 million bpd to around 100,000 bpd.
The Episkopi oil tanker loaded a 600,000 barrel crude cargo for Austria's OMV at Zueitina over the weekend and departed for Italy on Sunday, a local shipping agent said.
The port is expected to export 3.8 million barrels this month.
(Production: Essan al-Fetouri, Seham Eloraby)
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