Militants shut down Libyan oil field

An armed group has shut down one of Libya’s largest oil fields in the south of the country since yesterday evening.

Al Sharara oil field was pumping over 200,000 barrels of oil before its latest closure.

Militias have frequently subjected Libya’s oil production fields and export terminals to blockades in recent years, but production recovered significantly this summer when it topped one million barrels per day.

This latest blockade of the Sharara oil field is a fresh reminder that the country’s oil production is often at the mercy of armed groups.

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