Opec's oil supply jumped to its highest in almost two years in September due to further recovery in Libya and higher output from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf producers in the face of sub-$100 per barrel oil prices, a report said.
Libya's oil output has fallen by 25,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 900,000 bpd because of a strike at its Jalo oilfield, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said.
Output is still nine times more
Libya's eastern Hariga oil port has fully recovered from eight months of blockades by protesters and is exporting more than 120,000 barrels per day (bpd), port officials said.
Hariga, located in Tobruk near
Libya's El Sharara oilfield is operating, but the Zawiya refinery it connects to is still closed after storage tanks there were damaged during fighting between armed groups, a Libyan oil official said.
Soldiers and police have clashed in the last few days near Libya's biggest El Sharara oilfield in the south, while separate fighting erupted in the west not far from the Zawiya refinery, residents and medics said.
Libya's 120,000 barrels per day (bpd) Zawiya refinery has been shut down after storage was damaged in fighting between armed groups, an oil ministry official said.
The El Sharara field feeding the refinery
US crude futures rose by almost $2 and Brent by more than $1 on Tuesday on the prospect of a production cut by Opec as well as on a weakening dollar and news that Libya had curbed output after rockets hit an area near a refinery.
Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group.
In a statement to Qatar's news a