Tag Archives | Zawia Refinery

Zawiya Refinery Shut Down, causing Further Losses

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has confirmed that it was forced to shut down the Zawiya refinery on Saturday, February 8, 2020 as a result of a valve closure in the Hamada region, on the main pipeline between Sharara field and Zawiya refinery, halting production at the field. The refinery shutdown will exacerbate the problem […]

NOC warns of Lack of Security at Zawiya Refinery

The National Oil Corporation's (NOC) board of directors has alerted the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) and competent authorities regarding the recent lack of protection and security at the Zawiya refinery. The NOC board warned that any continuation or failure to address this situation, to ensure staff and site protection and increase security, will affect ongoing […]

Protesters Disrupt Production at Sharara

By John Lee. Bloomberg reports that oil production at the Sharara oil field (pictured) in southwest Libya has been suspended. Sources say protesters shut down the oil pipeline from Sharara to the port and Zawya refinery, but it is unclear what the demonstrators were demanding. Sharara normally produces more than 200,000 barrels of oil per […]

NOC calls for Sharara, El Feel Fields to Reopen Immediately

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Monday called for the immediate reopening of the pipelines in Rayayina which connect the Sharara and El Feel [El Fil, Elephant] oil fields in southwestern Libya with the Zawia refinery and Mellitah complex in the west of Tripoli. ‎ A local brigade of the southern branch of the Petroleum […]

Greek Tanker to Transfer Oil from Zueitina

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Thursday that rival forces had agreed to let a tanker, the New Hellas, load oil at Zueitina port. The Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) signed a deal to end its blockade of Zueitina and two other ports, but according to Reuters eastern forces loyal to a […]

Zawiya Refinery "has Technical Problems"

Libya's Zawiya refinery has been facing some "technical problems" but there is no issue with fuel supplies, according to state news agency LANA on Sunday. Reuters reports that the 120,000-bpd refinery is vital to supply Tripoli and western Libya with fuel. "A technical issue that occurred two days ago at the Zawiya refinery has been […]

Panic Buying on Rumours of Refinery Closure

Rumours that production at the Zawia refinery had stopped due to the ongoing disruption at oil facilities has resulted in massive queues outside petrol stations across Tripoli. But a media spokesman for the refinery has told the Libya Herald that the rumours are unfounded and there is no problem at the refinery. Mohammed Othman said: […]

Libya Oil Minister Warns Exports Could Drop

By Matthew Gayle. Speaking at joint conference with the Prime Minister, Abdulbari Al-Araousi, the Libyan Minister of Oil, warned that Libyan oil exports could be drastically reduced or stopped altogether if blockades of oil port were not ended soon. Minister Al-Arousi added that the situation is no longer tolerable and something needs to be done […]