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Libya’s Oil Output Drops as Pipelines Creak From War and Neglect

  • Leaky pipeline closed, reducing production by 200,000 barrels
  • State energy firm says many companies may have to cut output
The oil terminal of Marsa al-Hariga, Libya.

The oil terminal of Marsa al-Hariga, Libya.

Photographer: Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images

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Libya’s oil output has dropped by about 200,000 barrels a day after the closure of a leaking pipeline, underscoring how difficult it is for the country to maintain its production following almost a decade of civil war.