Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the shutting down the El-Feel oilfield in southern Libya for the second time in a week on Thursday.
“NOC confirms that production at El-Feel oilfield has been interrupted as a result of an unlawful valve closure on the export pipeline from El-Feel field to Mellitah,” the company said in a statement.
“This is another criminal attempt to disturb the work of NOC and it harms the Libyan economy … The NOC will notify the public prosecutor … to bring those responsible to account,” said NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla.
El-Feel oilfield has a maximum production capacity of about 75,000 barrels of crude oil per day, while the daily oil production of the country is more than 1.2 million barrels, according to the NOC.
On November 27, NOC announced shutting down El-Feel due to ongoing military action nearby.