Libya has restarted production at the Messla oil field with an output of 10,000 barrels of oil per day (bbl/d), according to Reuters

The oil produced is to be used for domestic consumption and will not be exported for revenue.

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has confirmed negotiations have been ongoing between the GNA, NOC and regional countries, under the supervision of the UN and the US to resume oil production.

Most Libyan oil production has been shut down since January, however, production at the Sharara and El Feel oil fields briefly resumed after a four-month hiatus. The oil fields were swiftly re-closed after rebels carried out a blockade of the oilfields.