This is a statement on its website that the ACG has noted this fact and expressed its concern by saying it was " deeply concerned by the presence of mercenaries, russians and foreigners in the oil field of al-Charara ". According to the statement quoted by the AFP, a convoy of " dozens of vehicles entered the site on Thursday evening."
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The field of al-Charara product on a daily basis 315 000 barrels per day
After months of stop, this field, under the control of field marshal Khalifa Haftar, the strong man of the east of libya, had resumed production in early June and then had again been blocked three days later by militiamen and pro-Haftar. Located in the region of Oubari (approximately 900 km south of Tripoli), al-Charara is managed by the company Akakus, a joint venture between the NOC, Spanish Repsol, French Total, austrian OMV and the Norwegian Statoil. It usually produces 315 000 barrels of oil per day, on a national production of over one million barrels per day, according to the ACG.
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The libyan oil that is missing on the international market...
Libya has oil reserves the most abundant of Africa and its fragile economy is largely dependent on revenues from the black gold. But the country is plagued by violence and power struggles since the fall of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Two authorities are rivals competing for power : the Government of national unity (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj, established in Tripoli under an agreement sponsored by the UN, and power embodied by Khalifa Haftar, supported by Russia, Egypt and the Uae. Many sites oil have been blocked since January by Mr Haftar, who had planned to use this folder as a lever in talks with the RNG.
... to the advantage of countries which prevent the resumption of production
In the framework of this conflict, Russia denies playing a role in the presence of mercenaries in russia. But in may, a report of UN experts, however, confirmed the presence in Libya of mercenaries of the group Wagner, deemed close to Russian president Vladimir Putin. The GNA, supported by Turkey, has taken a few weeks ago the control of the whole of the north-west of the country. Mercenaries russians were then withdrawn to the south of Tripoli and had retreated further south, according to the GNA and other sources concur. The patron of the NOC, Mustafa Sanalla denounced the " attempts of foreign countries to prevent the resumption of oil production ". These countries "are taking advantage of the absence of libyan oil on the world markets" and, then they regret "in public and with cynicism" the stop of the production, they " support behind the scenes, those who the block ", he added.
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