Libya oil minister says output about 1.5 million bpd

Reuters, Monday 23 Apr 2012

Libyan oil production has climbed to about 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) and the North African country hopes to reach pre-conflict levels by mid-year, Oil Minister Abdulrahman Ben Yazza told a news conference on Monday.

"We have reached 85 percent (of pre-conflict levels)," Ben Yazza told the Oil & Gas Libya 2012 conference. "We hope to reach our target by the middle of this year."
 
Libya produced 1.6 million bpd before last year's uprising, which led to the ouster and killing of leader Muammar Gaddafi, brought flows to a virtual standstill.
 
Libya this week hosts its first oil and gas conference since the end of last year's war.
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