Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) today declared force majeure on crude exports from Marsa El Brega, a day after it warned of more closures as protestors stormed oil facilities in the country demanding a change of government.
NOC added Brega to the list of oil facilities currently under force majeure due to the “impossibility of implementing its commitments and treaties towards the oil market”, the company said in a statement on its website.
The latest closure comes after Libya shut its biggest oil field, Sharara, and declared force majeure on its Zueitina oil port on April 18 after protestors entered the terminal.
Production was also stopped at Abuatufol, Al-Intisar, Anakhla and Nafura, which produced through Zueitina, NOC said on its website. Zueitina’s crude loadings amount to around 90,000 b/d of flows, according to previous NOC statements.