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Exclusive: Libya’s NOC to halt crude exports today

An exclusive source from the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) has confirmed that the NOC will on Saturday halt all crude exports from all ports and terminals in central and eastern Libya.

The source told Libya Alahrar TV on Saturday that the commander of the east-based Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) Naji Al-Maghrabi and the commander of Sirte operations room – both under Haftar’s command – had ordered the staffers at the oil terminals to halt exports.

According to the source, Libya’s oil production will be down by at least 700.000 barrels per day; that is worth over 47 million dollars a day.

Loyalists to Khalifa Haftar closed on Friday Zueitina oil terminal and threatened to blockade oil exports at all oil terminals in the country.

Meanwhile, the board of directors of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) strongly condemned calls to blockade oil ports ahead of the Berlin Conference on Sunday.

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