Libyan refinery in near miss rocket strike

Production was unaffected by the blast at the 120,000bpd refinery

Libya's maximum oil export capacity is 1.4mbpd.
Libya's maximum oil export capacity is 1.4mbpd.

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 Libya’s 120,000 barrel per day Zawiya refinery was nearly hit by a mortar rocket amid fresh fighting on Sunday, news agency LANA are reporting.

News site Zawya are reporting that the rocket did not cause any damage to the refinery, which is also home to a large oil port.
Mohamed El Harari, spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC), said the rocket had missed the refinery.

The near-miss happened on Sunday but the agency said more rockets hit the town of Zawiya on Monday. No more information was immediately available.

Libya is in turmoil three years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi. An armed opposition group seized Tripoli in August, forcing the elected parliament and senior officials to relocate to the eastern city of Tobruk.


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