Libyan government officials were in talks with brigades holding the Ras Lanuf oil port, one of two major oil terminals shut down since December 2014, to reach a deal to reopen exports, officials said. At least two members of the U.N.-backed Presidential Council were in Ras Lanuf for negotiations with the Petroleum Facilities Guards brigade, which controls Ras Lanuf and Es Sider ports, a government official and local media reported. No details were available on any deal struck to reopen the port. Opening Ras Lanuf and Es Sider would add a potential 600,000 barrels per day capacity to Libya’s crude exports, though experts estimate damage from fighting and the long stoppage must be repaired before exports are at full capacity again. (Reporting by Ayman Al-Warfalli; writing by Patrick Markey; […]