Libya's Hariga oil port shut by strike, closing last onshore export terminal

February 8, 2015 1:50 PM

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BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's eastern oil export port Hariga shut down due to a strike of security guards, a port official said on Sunday, closing the country's last functioning export port apart from two offshore fields.

The closure will lower oil output to less than 300,000 barrels a day, a fraction of the 1.6 million Libya used to pump before the 2011 uprising toppling Muammar Gaddafi.

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