Hariga Port blockaded by PFG

Image: Dimitry Anikin.
Image: Dimitry Anikin.

Pro-Haftar Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) has shut down the Hariga oil port in Libya in protest at unpaid wages.

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By Marc Allen, Maritime Direct UK.

The Libya Observer reports that PFG guards, affiliated with Khalifa Haftar’s forces, have shut the oil port at Hariga, near Tobruk. The PFG started the blockade on Sunday and are protesting against a delay in payment of their salaries.

Hariga was also closed by the PFG earlier in January, when the guards prevented an oil tanker from docking at the facility. The security force says that 1000 of its members have not been by the National Oil Corporation for over a year.

Ambrey Intelligence reports that the suezmax tanker MALIBU, due to export 1 million barrels of Messla/Sarir crude to China for UNIPEC, remains at anchorage and that the PFG blockade has also spread to oil crescent terminals.

In 2020, an eight-month-long blockade cost the troubled North African nation 10 billion dollars. Haftar re-opened the oil ports and fields in the areas under his control in September.

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