*Seeks more from western areas
23 October 2016, Tripoli — Libya’s oil production is 580,000 to 600,000 barrels per day (b/d) and officials are negotiating with western municipalities to return another 380,000 b/d output from those areas, Prime Minister Fayez Serraj said on Sunday.
Libya’s production has been battered by port shutdowns, strikes and protests closing pipelines since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Output has increased recently since the reopening of major oil export terminals.
*Ahmed Elumami; Patrick Markey; editing – Susan Thomas – Reuters