Friday, October 22, 2021

Leak in Jalu-Waha oil pipeline causes production cut

Leak in Jalu-Waha oil pipeline causes production cut

A leak in the 30-inch pipeline connecting the Jalu to Waha oilfield in central Libya has forced the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to reduce oil production in that field, the state-owned oil company announced on Tuesday.

The production will be cut to 60-70 thousand oil barrels to “contain the loss and allow repairs to be carried out”, the NOC said.

The NOC said it will brief the Oil Ministry on the incident, and will ask for “support and the necessary funds for the company and its subsidiaries to avoid anything that could hinder the flow of production”.