Libya to load about 160,000b/d of Sharara crude in November - source

The El Sharara oilfield resumed production earlier this month

  
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.

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LONDON- Libya is expected to load eight cargoes of Sharara crude oil in November, or about 160,000 barrels per day (bpd), according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

The El Sharara oilfield resumed production earlier this month following a ceasefire with eastern forces that had blockaded most of the country's oil infrastructure in January.

Last week, output at the field reached around 150,000 bpd out of a capacity of about 300,000 bpd. The Aegean Nobility tanker, the first due to load at the Zawia export terminal since the restart, arrived on Oct. 24. 

(Reporting by Julia Payne; Editing by Kirsten Donovan) ((julia.payne@thomsonreuters.com; +44 207 542 1836;))

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