Tribal elders and officials from the cities of Al-Zawiya and Zintan held a meeting on Tuesday in the western city of Al-Matrad to finalize a peace agreement that calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities and identity-based arrests. It also calls for exchange of prisoners.
According to the agreement, Zintan will also reopen the closed oil pipeline, in Al-Ryaniya region, that links El-Sharara oil field to Al-Zawiya port, which is expected to bring Libya’s oil production to 750, 000 barrels per day.
Al-Zawiya, in turn, has pledged to allow the transfer of oil derivatives to all the cities of the mountain including Zintan which was halted due to the clashes that erupted between Libya Dawn and Dignity Operation several months ago.
El-Sharara oil field produces about 370, 000 barrels per day and is operated and owned by Akakus Company, a joint venture between NOC and Spain’s Repsol.
The oil pipeline had many times been shut down by Zintani militias because of their rejection to the authorities in Tripoli and following the takeover of the field by the Third Force of the General Staff.