4 Libyan Oilfields Close

By John Lee.

A report from Middle East Eye claims that workers have been evacuated from four Libyan oilfields in the Merada oil basin, and employees in a fifth are striking, over fears of attacks from the so-called Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh).

The Bayda, Tibisti, Samah and Waha oilfields were reportedly shut down on Saturday, following the collapse of security and low daily production rates due to difficult security conditions.

Meanwhile, employees at the Zaltan oilfield, 55 kilometres southeast of Merada, announced "a general strike following the worsening of the security situation inside the field and fears of attacks from IS," LANA news agency said. The employees said they were "forming a crisis committee and stopping production activities" at the oilfield.

(Source: Middle East Eye)

(Terrorism image via Shutterstock)

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