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Protesters seek to stop output at Libya's El Sharara oilfield

Reuters  |  TRIPOLI, Libya 

TRIPOLI, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan tribesmen staged a protest on Saturday at the giant El Sharara oilfield aiming to shut down the facility, engineers and a tribal spokesman said on Saturday, although it was not immediately clear if output had been halted.A field engineer said crude was still flowing, while two other engineers said the field was apparently being shut down.A spokesman for the tribesmen, who were protesting to demand more development for their communities, said they had closed the field located in south Libya."El Sharara is closed. We had given authorities a deadline but we got ...

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 21:26 IST