Strike closes Hariga oil port

Ongoing fighting in country shuts last terminal.

Strike closes Hariga oil port, Libya’s last onshore export terminal


(Reuters) – A strike by security guards has closed Libya’s eastern oil port of Hariga, the country’s last functioning export port apart from two offshore fields, a port official said on Sunday.

The closure will lower oil output to less than 300,000 barrels a day, a fraction of the 1.6 million Libya used to pump before the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya is in the middle of a struggle between two governments and parliaments allied to armed factions fighting for legitimacy and territory.

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