Armed group closes pipeline valve connecting Sharara field Brega, Es Sider, Ras Lanuf, Zawiya, Zueitina ports closed Lack of storage could force NOC to cut oil output Libya’s crude production is poised to fall as operations at its largest oil field Sharara were disrupted after an unknown armed group shut down a pipeline valve, sources close to the matter said March 3. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now This comes the same day that Libya’s crude exports from six of its oil terminals were temporarily suspended because of rough weather, according to state-owned National Oil Corp. An armed group turned off a key pipeline valve that connects the 300,000 b/d Sharara field with the Zawiya terminal, sources said. These incidents have become quite common in Libya as the country’s oil industry has been at the mercy of groups vying for the control […]