Gas production has resumed at Libya’s eastern Abu Tifl field and 12,000b/d of oil will starting pumping by mid-November 2016, reported Ecofin Agency News. The oil will be pumped to the port of Zuetina, one of four terminals seized in September by forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar and handed to the National Oil Corporation (NOC), according to Reuters.
Abu Tifl was shut for two years because of protests by local residents and blockades at eastern ports that were recently lifted. The field previously produced 75,000b/d, with output expected to further grow.
Libya’s oil production has since September doubled to around 600,000b/d , though it remains well below the 1.6mb/d the country was producing before its 2011 uprising. Furthermore, Egypt Oil&Gas wrote that the head of the media office of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mohammed Al-Maghribi, had announced in a statement that Libya had experienced a remarkable increase in oil production hitting 670,000b/d. The rise in output had came accordingly to NOC’s work in some previously-shut oilfields.