A self-styled rival government controlling Libya's capital announced its own oil policies this week, drawing a rebuttal from Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni who said oil revenues continued to go to the elected government.
A self-declared government set up by an armed group that seized the Libyan capital in August has taken over the websites of the state administration and the national oil company, adding to confusion over who is running the country.
Libya's oil production has slipped below 900,000 barrels per day because of an ongoing sit-in protest at Sirte oil company by local residents demanding jobs, a source at the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said.
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.