By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 11 April 2014:
The official Petroleum Facilities’ Guard (PFG) has said it is in control of Hariga oil terminal . . .[restrict]in Tobruk and that the eastern port is now open and ready for exports.
Spokesperson for the PFG Waleed Al-Tahourni told the Libya Herald that his brigade had moved into the port and that it was now “safe and ready for work”.
Hariga is one of two eastern oil terminals to be reopened under a deal struck on Sunday between the government and Cyrenaica federalists led by Ibrahim Jadhran. He and his Cyrenaica Political Bureau began their blockade on Zueitina, Hariga and Sidra in July last year, wreaking havoc with national oil production.
Bashir Mohammed Shalouf, the General Manager for the Sarir and Messla oil fields which produces oil for export from Hariga said he expected the fields to return to the full production capacity of 340,000 barrels per day of oil over the coming week. He said that time would allow for any technical problems to be resolved. [/restrict]