Libya resumes gas exports to Italy following protests

19 November 2013, News Wires – Libya has resumed gas exports to Italy after protesters left the North African country’s Mellitah port, and expects to begin loading condensate there on Monday, the Libyan oil fieldsNational Oil Corp (NOC) said.

“We have started with small quantities to resume gas exports to Italy. Once pressure is higher volumes will increase,” Reuters quoted NOC spokesman Mohammed al-Harari as saying on Sunday.

The Mellitah port, located about 100 kilometres west of Tripoli, is jointly operated by NOC and Italian energy giant Eni.

Protesters making political demands shutdown the port two weeks ago, effectively cutting off gas exports to Italy through the Greenstream pipeline.

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