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Libya Guards to Halt Oil Exports at Eastern Ports in Pay Spat

  • Guards order stoppages at Es Sider, Hariga and Ras Lanuf ports
  • Halt may soon be resolved but shows risks to Libya oil revival
An oil refinery in Libya's northern town of Ras Lanuf.

An oil refinery in Libya's northern town of Ras Lanuf.

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Members of a Libyan paramilitary force responsible for safeguarding the OPEC nation’s oil ports ordered a halt in crude exports at three eastern terminals while they press salary demands.

Petroleum Facilities Guard members ordered the suspension of loading at Es Sider, the country’s largest port, as well as Hariga and Ras Lanuf, according to people familiar with the situation, who asked not to be identified. The tanker Dubai Hope, currently at Ras Lanuf, would be the last to load until the protesters’ demands are met, according to two of the people.