Tribesmen close east Libyan oil terminals, cutting export in halfChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 18, 2020
Eastern Libyan tribesmen have stormed oil export ports and announced the closure of terminals cutting the country’s exports by more than half and ramping up tensions ahead of a summit in Germany to discuss the country's conflict.
Oil in Africa Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar
Topics: Libya oil
The tribesmen stormed the eastern Zueitina oil export port on Friday and announced the closure of all terminals in areas under Field Marshal Haftar’s Libyan National Army control.
LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari told reporters that the "Libyan people" had closed the oil ports.
A source in an eastern oil protection force confirmed to Reuters that exports had been stopped. ■