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Libya declares force majeure on exports from Zawia and Mellitah terminals


Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has recently declared force majeure on crude oil exports from the Zawia and Mellitah terminals, after the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) shut oil production at three oilfields earlier today, Argus reports. One of the oilfields involved is the 300K b/d El Sharara field, which is the largest in Libya. Output from this field is prioritised for the 120K b/d Zawia refinery, while the remaining volumes are exported from the Zawia terminal. Production has also supposedly been stopped at the Hamada oil field and Wafa condensate field. While force majeure has been declared on crude exports from these two ports, the loading and discharging of refined products are not subject to these restrictions.