BENGHAZI, Libya, Dec 26 : Armed men blew up a pipeline pumping crude oil to Es Sider port on Tuesday, cutting Libya’s output by up to 100,000 barrels per day (bpd), military and oil sources said.
The state-run National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in statement output had been reduced by 70,000-100,000 bpd.
The cause of the blast was unclear, it added.
The attackers arrived at the site near Marada in two cars and planted explosives on the pipeline, a military source said.
Pictures purportedly showing a huge cloud from the blast in central eastern Libya circulated on social media.