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Libya’s Sarir, Messla Oil Fields Producing at 73% of Capacity

December 12, 2011

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Libya’s Sarir and Messla fields in the east of the country are producing at 73 percent of capacity, according to state-run National Oil Corp.

Sarir’s output is 160,000 barrels a day, compared with a maximum of 220,000 barrels, and Messla is pumping 75,000 barrels of its 100,000-barrel limit, the Tripoli-based company, known as NOC, said on its website. The two fields are owned and operated by state-owned Arabian Gulf Oil Co, which is based in Benghazi.

--With assistance from Ola Galal in Cairo. Editors: Rob Verdonck, Raj Rajendran

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