Haftar is a dominant figure in eastern Libya where his Libyan National Army group seized the second-largest city of Benghazi in 2017 by expelling Islamists and other fighters.
It reached a remote pumping station, but has not moved on the main El Sharara field which a rival force of state guards seized in December demanding money.
Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) group, which is based in the east, called oil firm NOC to lift force majeure, a contractual waiver, it had declared when it shut down production.
There was no immediate confirmation or comment from state oil firm NOC which operates with foreign partners the 315,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) field deep in Libya’s southern desert.
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Forces belonging to the internationally-recognised government of Libya reached the El Sharara oil field on Sunday, a Tripoli-based government source said.
Oil production in Libya, a member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, has been disrupted since conflict broke out in 2011, with protesters and armed groups often targeting oilfields and energy infrastructure.
The African Union (AU) has proposed a global conference in July to try to resolve the conflict in Libya with the aim of holding elections in October.
The African Union (AU) has proposed a global conference in July to try to resolve the Libya conflict with the aim of holding elections in October.
(Reuters) - Libyan authorities have arrested a suspected al Qaeda leader who fled from the eastern city of Derna, once a jihadist bastion, a source in the attorney general’s office said on Friday.