|04 September, 2019

Eastern Libyan oilfield al-Bayda closes due to maintenance-engineers

The field pumped until the closure around 7,000 barrels a day, forcing state oil firm AGOCO, part of NOC, to lower production to 270,000 bpd

Image used for illustrative purpose. Pipes are pictured at Libya's El Sharara oilfield December 3, 2014.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Pipes are pictured at Libya's El Sharara oilfield December 3, 2014.

REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

BENGHAZI, Libya  - Libya's eastern al-Bayda oilfield has halted work due to pipeline maintenance work, field engineers said on Wednesday.

The field pumped until the closure around 7,000 barrels a day, forcing state oil firm AGOCO, part of NOC, to lower production to 270,000 bpd, the engineers said.

(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli Writing by Ulf Laessing Editing by Catherine Evans) ((Ulf.Laessing@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: follow me on twitter @ulflaessing))

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