Libya containing Es Sider oil fire but export resumption in question

December 31, 2014 2:27 PM

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Libya containing Es Sider oil fire but export resumption in question

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya has made progress containing a fire at its largest oil port that has destroyed four days of the country's oil production but the damage to storage tanks will hamper efforts to resume exports, officials and industry insiders said.

The fire at Es Sider, the country's main oil export terminal, has been blazing for a week and is a visible indication of the destructive violence that threatens to tear the country apart almost four years after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.

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