Oil tanker starts loading at Libya's Es Sider port after blockade

The Aframax tanker, chartered by Vitol, is expected to load a 650,000 barrel cargo after receiving all the necessary permissions

  

BENGHAZI, Libya - Two sources at Libya's Es Sider port said the Kriti Bastion oil tanker had entered on Friday and was loading oil, the first crude export since National Oil Corp lifted force majeure on Wednesday following a six-month blockade.

The Aframax tanker, chartered by Vitol, is expected to load a 650,000 barrel cargo after receiving all the necessary permissions, two sources previously told Reuters.

(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli, writing by Angus McDowall; editing by Jason Neely) ((angus.mcdowall@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: angus.mcdowall.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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