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Libyan Oil Exports Blocked Ahead of Berlin Peace Conference

  • Libya declares Force Majeure as output cut by 800,000 barrels
  • Germany hosting conference aimed at ending country’s civil war
An oil tanker off the coast of Ras Lanuf port, Libya. 

An oil tanker off the coast of Ras Lanuf port, Libya. 

Photographer: Stringer/AFP via Getty Images

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Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar blocked oil exports at ports under his control, slashing output by more than half and posing a potential setback for an international conference on Sunday that aims to broker an end to a civil war in the OPEC nation.