Engineers at the Libyan oil terminals of Sidra and Zueitina said today, Saturday, that production levels are normal, despite the announcement by a group calling itself the residents of the Oil Crescent region that it is preventing exports.
The group said in a video message in front of an oil facility that one of its demands was that the head of the National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanalla, leave his post.
The suspension of oil production or exports reduced Libya’s natural production, which is estimated at 1.3 million barrels per day, in certain fields or ports sometimes, but also on a larger scale.
Last week, the interim government’s oil minister said he had suspended Sanalla, the latest step in a dispute over control of the energy sector. But Sanalla refused the move.