First tanker docks at Libya’s Es Sider terminal since oil port fighting – official

The first tanker has docked at Libya’s Es Sider terminal since east Libyan forces lost and regained control of the port and a neighbouring terminal, a port official said on Saturday.

The Greek-flagged Demetrios is loading at least 630,000 barrels of oil for export to China, the official said. The tanker can carry 1 million barrels, but it was not clear whether it would load to full capacity, he said.

The Libyan National Oil Corp said this week that OPEC member Libya’s production had recovered to 700,000 barrels per day as operations at Es Sider and the nearby port of Ras Lanuf restarted following clashes this month.
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Dale Hudson)