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Libya's Eastern Oil Fields May Halt Amid Port Blockage

  • Tanks at Hariga will be full in 4 weeks: NOC spokesman Harari
  • Crude exports through port account for 75% of Libya's total
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Fields responsible for the bulk of Libya’s oil exports will be forced to halt production within a month unless a blockade is lifted on the port of Marsa el-Hariga, according to the Tripoli-based National Oil Corp.

“In less than four weeks we will have to shut production completely because the tanks at Hariga will be full,” Mohamed Harari, a spokesman for NOC, said in an e-mailed statement late on Monday. "The blockade will cause serious harm and bring no benefits.”