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Rivals in Libya’s War Agree to Bolster Oil-Facility Guards

  • Petroleum Facilities Guard to be headed by state oil firm NOC
  • Move could help sustain OPEC state’s increased crude output
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Rivals in Libya’s civil war agreed to bolster a paramilitary unit formed to protect energy infrastructure, a step that could help sustain the recent surge in the nation’s oil production.

The chairman of the state energy company, the National Oil Corp., traveled to the eastern port city of Brega to discuss the Petroleum Facilities Guard with Libya’s two main warring factions, who are observing a cease-fire.