Libya’s Brega port oil company office shut by protesters


Protesters have shut the headquarters of Libya’s Sirte Oil Company, which runs the Brega oil port, the only eastern port to have remained open throughout most of the nine month stand-off with a rebel group, state news agency LANA said on Thursday.

It was not immediately clear if output or port operations had been stopped as a result.

Sirte, a subsidiary of state-owned National Oil Corp, has been producing crude, though below its pre-oil crisis level of around 60,000 barrels per day (bpd).

Brega has been able to export small amounts of crude to the international market as well as supplying the 120,000 bpd Zawiya refinery in the west when its connecting oilfields have been blocked by other protests.