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Libya oil output gets lift

Fields combined for 60,000 bpd.
By Daniel J. Graeber   |   June 16, 2014 at 9:18 AM   |   Comments

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TRIPOLI, Libya, June 16 (UPI) -- Two Libyan oil fields resumed deliveries to a key refinery in the country following a court order on political stability, two state energy companies said.

State-owned National Oil. Co. said production resumed at the southern El-Feel field. Authorities at Sirte Oil confirmed oil was flowing from the Zilten oil field in the east of the country, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

Libyan oil production has slumped considerably from its pre-war peak of about 1.4 million barrels per day. Oil output has suffered amid internal political rivalries in a country working to rebound from years of dictatorship under Moammar Gadhafi.

Resumption of production from the two fields follows a court order that shot down the election of Ahmed Miitig as the next prime minister. Acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani refused to recognize the Islamist leader's appointment.

El-Feel and Zilten combine for around 60,000 barrels of oil per day and feed the Brega oil terminal in Libya.

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