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Rebels: No oil production until fields safe

05-30-2011 08:14 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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The Libyan rebels' finance minister said on Sunday the oil fields located in the eastern half of the country, which are under opposition control, will not resume production until it's safe to send in workers.

Ali Tarhouni, National Transitional Coucil Finance Minister, said, "The main issue with the oil now is the protection of the oil fields and the protection of the workers in the oil fields, that's the primary goal for me is to make sure of that and we are working day and night to make sure that we have that protection."

Before the unrest against Moammar Gaddafi's regime, Libya produced about 1.6 million barrels per day, just under 2 percent of world production. Production has ground to a halt during the revolt that began February 15th.

The Libyan rebels' finance minister said on Sunday the oil fields located
in the eastern half of the country, which are under opposition control,
will not resume production until it's safe to send in workers.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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