OMV resumes suspended Libyan production
By Houda Mzioudet.
Tripoli, 17 July, 2013:
Austrian oil and gas company OMV has resumed production in Libya, after a 17-day break. OMV suspended operations on 25 June, citing the current political situation.
Media relations officer at OMV, Robert Lechner, told the Libya Herald that the main affected fields were in the Murzuk Basin, in the south-west of the country. Production has reportedly returned to “normal” levels. In 2012 OMV, which was among the first foreign oil firms to resume operations here after the revolution, was producing 30,000 barrels a day in Libya.
Earlier this month Deputy Oil Minister Omar Chakmak announced a one-third fall in Libya’s oil production, due to protests at the country’s oil fields, ports and refineries. Protestors have been demanding pay rises and changes in management.
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