Tripoli, 15 March 2014:
The Marsa Hariga oil export terminal at Tobruk has been placed back under force majeure by the National . . .[restrict]Oil Company (NOC).
The announcement was confirmed by NOC spokesman Mohammed Al-Harrari. He declined to give further details but said that, under the present conditions: “We expect anything.”
There have been reports that an oil tanker is moored in the vicinity of Tobruk, sparking concerns that this is a second vessel waiting to try and load oil from the country’s eastern oil ports. The Morning Glory last week successfully loaded an illegal shipment of oil, and escaped a Navy blockade to sail into international waters.
Marsa Hariga was under force majeure from August until October last year after protestors, demanding better pay and conditions and in solidarity with federalist demands for . The refinery and export terminal are both run by NOC subsidiary AGOCO. [/restrict]