Libya's largest refinery restarts oil exports
London, August 15, 2013
Oil product exports from Libya's 220,000 barrel-per-day refinery at Ras Lanuf are resuming after runs restarted, a shipping source and a senior Libyan industry source said on Thursday.
The refinery is operated by Lerco, a joint venture between Libya's state oil company National Oil Corp (NOC) and UAE's Al Ghurair group.
"Lerco has started exporting again, its first cargo will load today. It is on its way to berth," the shipping source, closely linked to the situation, said.
The products are exported from a smaller port linked to the refinery.
The large Ras Lanuf crude oil export terminal was still closed, various sources including a port employee said.
A Libyan industry source also said that Lerco was "starting exports today". The refinery's main exports are gas oil and jet fuel. - Reuters