By Jamal Adel.
Kufra, 24 November 2014:
The Nafura oilfield has resumed production Monday after protesters demanding jobs forced the field to shut down . . .[restrict]a month ago.
“Starting today, we are gradually getting operations at the oilfield up and running again,” Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) spokesperson, Omran Al-Zuwai, told the Libya Herald.
Job seekers from the nearby Jakharra oasis forced the closure of the field in October.
“The problem has been resolved and we have resumed production,” said Zuwai.
After the protestors had failed to strike a deal with AGOCO, the town elders were drawn into the dispute. Eventually, they were able to convince the protesters to back off.
“We expect to reach maximum production within three days,” Zuwai explained.
The Nafura oilfield, owned by the state-run National Oil Corporation (NOC) is northeast of the Jalu oasis and operated by AGOCO. It feeds into the terminals at Zuetina and Ras Lanuf and is capable of producing up to 60,000 b/d. [/restrict]