Libya's El Sharara oilfield shut after armed group seizure: sources

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 05, 2014 12:07 PM

BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Libya's El Sharara oilfield has shut down production after an armed group seized the field, oil ministry sources said on Wednesday.

A worker at the large southern field said there was a shooting, but more details were not immediately available.

The field was producing around 200,000 barrels per day before the shutdown, the sources said.

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(Reporting by Feras Bosalum, writing by Ulf Laessing and David Sheppard, editing by David Evans)