Libya oil guards say closed two oilfields over payment delays

Petroleum Facilities Guards’ southern brigade had shut the Gulf field and the Al Wafa field.

By Ahmed Elumami

A Libyan armed force controlling some of the country’s southern oilfields has stopped pumping at two of them because the government has not paid the funds needed to maintain security operations, a brigade commander said on Tuesday.

The closures underscore the new Libyan government’s complex task in reviving oil production, which has been battered by strikes, protests and Islamist militant attacks since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in the 2011 uprising.

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Source: reuters.com

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