By Jamal Adel.
Kufra, 9 November 2014:
Electricity problems and security concerns have resulted in the closure of the El Fil (Elephant) oilfield.
The gas . . .[restrict]and oil production at the El Fil oilfield in the southwest of the country is now totally shut with zero production due to electricity cuts, a Melitah Company senior official for the El Fil field has told the Libya Herald.
The massive gas and oilfield was last shut down by the mainly Tebu Petroleum Facility Guards over unpaid salaries on 17 May and re-opened on 14 June after the salaries were then paid.
“There has been no electricity at the oilfield since last night” a PFG member at El Fil said.
It has been reported that Misratan/Tuareg joint forces plan to head to the El Fil oilfield following their takeover of the Sharara oilfield two days ago.
El Fil, the biggest oilfield in Murzuk basin and operated by Italian energy giant Eni in a joint venture with the National Oil Corporation, is capable of producing 130,000 barrels a day. [/restrict]