Technicians from Waha Oil yesterday started doing maintenance on the crude pipeline damaged by the Tuesday blast soon after the fire had been extinguished. Officials from the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said the damage will take a week to repair.
Officials from the Libyan National Army have blamed the blast, which occurred about 130 km south of al-Sidrah terminal, on a jihadi group known as ‘the Benghazi Defence Brigades’ (BDB). As a result, Libya’s output dropped by 12 percent on Wednesday from 1.08 million barrels a day to 950,000 bpd.
Libyan technicians doing maintenance on Waha pipeline. Photo: Waha OilLibyan technicians doing maintenance on Waha pipeline. Photo: Waha Oil