BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya’s El Sharara oilfield is operating, but the Zawiya refinery it connects to is still closed after storage tanks there were damaged during fighting between armed groups, a Libyan oil official said on Wednesday.
Libya’s oil output has recovered to 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) after the restart of production at El Sharara. It had risen as high as 870,000 bpd before El Sharara was closed last week.
On Tuesday, the National Oil Corporation had said Zawiya may restart within a couple of days. There were no immediate details on the state of repairs at the refinery.