(June 8) Sharara, the largest oil field in Libya shut down due to a worker's protest. The workers are protesting the death of a colleague according to a source who could not be identified as he she was not authorized to speak to the media.
|The stoppage reduces Libya's output by about 270,000 barrels a day. The shut down is a setback for National Oil Corporation(NOC) head Mustafa Sanallah who had just claimed that Libyan oil production had just reached 808,000 barrels a day. He also said that the NOC expected that number to rise to more than one and a quarter million barrels per day by the end of 2017.|