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State-run National Oil Corporation’s spokesman, Mohammed al-Hariri, and Osama al-Hadairi, the spokesman for the oil facilities’ security unit, say the attack took place early Wednesday.
Libya, with Africa’s largest oil reserves, pumped about 1.6 million barrels a day of crude before a 2011 rebellion ended Muammar Qaddafi’s 42-year rule.
The Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme, or TEN, project is 75 percent complete and remains on budget and on track, Kosmos Energy Ltd. said in a statement Monday.
Located 65 miles offshore the African coast, the Lianzi Field is situated in a zone between the Republic of Congo and the Republic of Angola, Chevron’s first development in Congo and its cross-border offshore project in the region. It’s expected to produce an average of 40,000 barrels of crude per day.
“Price will not go up to a hundred as easily as before,” the former IEA head said.
Shell has a 55 percent stake in Bonga and operates what it says were the first deposits to be developed in Nigeria’s deep waters in 2005.
Nigeria is Africa’s biggest petroleum producer and is hard hit by halved prices for the oil that provides 80 percent of government income.
GE expects to seek financing for projects worth at least $1.5 billion in Africa each year as it expands its footprint in a region increasing investment in infrastructure development, and exploitation of its natural resources.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria said the finance minister agreed Monday to pay a debt of $800 million to oil suppliers. It said companies started pumping oil again Tuesday and unpaid tanker drivers stopped striking.
The continent’s largest economy has been hit by the halving in Brent crude prices since the middle of last year as the West African nation prepares for presidential elections next month.