Africa, Environment

Libya says oil spill brought under control

Oil production operations in northern Dahra oilfield not affected, according to National Oil Corporation

Muhammad Khubaisah  | 28.03.2021 - Update : 28.03.2021
Libya says oil spill brought under control FILE PHOTO


Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said Sunday an oil spill north of the country has been brought under control.

In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the NOC said the leak occurred in one of the supply lines of the Dahra oilfield.

"Technical teams were able to complete the work and halt the leak," the statement said, while the cause of the spill was not announced.

According to the oil corporation, the leak did not affect production operations.

Dahra oilfield is one of the oldest oilfields in the country and was discovered in the late 1950s with an average daily production of 120,000 barrels.

* Writing by Ibrahim Mukhtar in Ankara.

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