Libya: Explosion At Major Oil Pipeline in Libya

December 27, 2017

A major oil pipeline in Libya has been bombed by unknown militants. Oil flows have been reduced by as much as 100,000 bpd.

Armed attackers blew up a major oil pipeline in Libya on Tuesday, military and oil sources said.

The pipeline feeds into the central distribution station of Es Sider port on the Mediterranean Sea.

The state-run National Oil Corporation said in a statement that oil flow had been reduced by about 70,000-100,000 bpd.

It was unclear who carried out the attack.

'Islamic State' militants had been in the area before government forces defeated them in their Siirte stronghold last year.