The Libyan Ministry of Oil warns of the consequences of the continued closure of oil fields

The Libyan Ministry of Oil said late on Friday evening that the closure of Libyan oil fields may lead to the declaration of force majeure, a day after the closure of three oil fields. Protesting the kidnapping of a former finance minister.

The ministry called on all parties involved in the recent incidents to keep oil production and export away from conflicts.

The ministry added in a statement that Closing the fields will harm the marketing of Libyan oil It will also severely undermine efforts to stabilize production.

Former Libyan Minister Faraj Boumtari

The leader of the Zwai tribe had said that production had stopped in the El-Feel, Sharara and 108 oil fields on Thursday, in protest against the kidnapping of Faraj Boumtari, the finance minister in the previous government.

On Thursday, Libyan tribes threatened to close more oil fields, calling for the dismissal of Al-Siddiq Al-Kabir, Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt, and the replacement of the National Unity Government headed by Abdul Hamid Al-Dabaiba, and confirmed that they were behind the arrest of Boumtari.

In turn, the Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, condemned Ma He described it as Boumtari’s “kidnapping”. And he was taken to an unknown destination after his arrival at Maitika Airport, holding the government of Al-Dabaiba fully responsible for the safety of the former minister.

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