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Libya to declare force majeure at two ports

Libya to declare force majeure at two portsLibya's UN-backed government will declare force majeure at two ports to stop fuel smuggling, a statement from its presidential council said.

The statement gave no details on when the measure would come into effect, but it comes after officials accused a local armed group of fuel smuggling from Zawiya port. The measure will cover Zawiya and Zuwara ports.

The armed faction guarding Zawiya port peacefully withdrew from the terminal last week.

Libya expects its oil production to rise to around 900,000 barrels per day after a series of agreements to reopen major oil ports and oilfields closed for two years by armed factions, fighting and strikes.