By Libya Herald Reporters.
Tripoli, 8 November 2013:
There are reports that protestors . . .[restrict]have stopped a tanker from loading at the Hariga terminal, despite NOC and government assurances that it had lifted force majeure on the port. According to prime minister Ali Zeidan, after a two-month-long shut down, exports would be back to normal by Sunday, as a result of a deal he had cut with local elders.
It is still not clear that protestors, who have closed Hariga, along with all other eastern export terminals, will in fact stick to the settlement thrashed out with Zeidan last week. Nevertheless, it is being reported by Reuters, that a tanker planning to load 600,000 tonnes of oil for Italy, has been prevented from tying up at one of the two jetty berths at the terminal, which is two kilometres outside of Tobruk.
Marsa El Hariga, situated about 2 km west of Tobruk, has two jetty berths and a load- ing volume of 51,000 bpd, or 8,000 tons per hour for tankers of up to 120,000 dwt. The terminal includes oil products storage tanks with a capacity of 116,500 cubic meters and two 10-inch, 25 km pipelines for oil products from the refinery at Tobruk [/restrict]