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Fires at Ras Lanouf oil terminal put out


Fires at Ras Lanouf oil terminal caused by an attack by Islamic State group (IS) were put out by firemen, a spokesperson of the Oil Installations Guards, Ali Al-Hassi, said on Sunday.

Damages happened in 5 out of 13 oil storage tanks due to the attack the IS group waged on Thursday. Fire department added that one tank was completely damaged, Reuters reported.

Al-Hassi said that authorities are working on assessing the size of damages.

The National Oil Corporation feared that Libya may lose nearly 3 million barrels of crude oil if the oil terminal was to be closed for long time.

Libya’s oil production has dropped to under 400,000 barrels per day, less than a quarter of a 2011 high of 1.6 million barrels per day.