Top Libyan oil firm staff join protests - Quryna

Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:52pm GMT

RABAT Feb 26 (Reuters) - Employees at Libya's Arabian Gulf Oil Co (Agoco) have joined the revolt against leader Muammar Gaddafi and have kept operations going since the unrest started, the online edition of the Quryna newspaper reported on Saturday.

Quoting a statement it received from what it said were the company's employees, Quryna said "the company runs its operations at all fields and production sites ... and has managed since the start of the uprising to sustain operations at its oilfields ... and at Al-Huraiqa port".

Agoco, affiliated to the state-owned National Oil Company, was pumping about 450,000 barrels per day in April 2010 from some of the country's biggest oilfields including Sarir and Nafoora, according to its website.

Three of its employees were killed during the unrest, it added. (Reporting by Souhail Karam, Editing by Jon Boyle)

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