China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has evacuated 47 of its 391 Chinese employees in Libya because of political turmoil, according to a company newspaper.
Reuters reports the PetroChina parent said in a company newspaper that some of its project camps and operating sites were attacked. It did not provide details.
All Chinese employees were safe, and 24 had arrived in Beijing last night, the China Petroleum Daily said, adding that other employees would be evacuated in an orderly manner.
Reuters’ calls to CNPC’s news office were not immediately answered.
Sinopec trading arm Unipec has failed to book two tankers for March-loading Libyan crudes for delivery to China because of problems at loading terminals.