Libyan oil port to re-open af­ter dam­age as­sessed

Daily Trust - - REUTERS -

Libya’s east­ern oil port of Zueitina, which had been oc­cu­pied by rebels as part of an eight-month oil block­ade, will re­open af­ter dam­age at its fa­cil­i­ties has been as­sessed, the coun­try’s jus­tice min­is­ter said on Sun­day.

Salah al-Merghani also told re­porters in the east­ern city of Beng­hazi that a com­mit­tee to in­ves­ti­gate oil cor­rup­tion had been formed, as agreed un­der a deal be­tween the govern­ment and rebels to end a block­ade of east­ern oil ports.

The re­open­ing of four oil ex­port ter­mi­nal has been de­layed with the rebels ac­cus­ing the govern­ment of not ful­fill­ing all parts of the deal, such as pay­ing fi­nan­cial com­pen­sa­tion.

Un­der the agree­ment the rebels will be rein­te­grated in a state oil se­cu­rity force from which they de­fected last sum­mer when they oc­cu­pied ports to press for a share of oil ex­ports. “We are work­ing day and night on the salary is­sue,” he said.

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