Oil production in Libya has dropped by 250,000 barrels per day because of the sit-ins organised by protesters in many terminals and oilfields, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan announced Wednesday in Tripoli.
He told journalists, however, that he expected an improvement in the situation, claiming that all government services ”are currently working to bring production back to the normal level”.
”The government will take a series of measures to end protests in the fields to allow resumption of normal production and export activities,” Mr. Zeidan said, warning that the government would take stronger measures if the situation persists.
He said border guards and other people in charge of the security of oil facilities have no political motivation.
”Protesters managed to obtain weapons to stage sits-in. National unity is not questionable and we affirm our opposition to all bloodshed but will use all means to bring oil production to its previous level,” the Libyan Prime Minister said.