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Explainer: Libya exports oil to Italy after end of shutdown in east

Tribes affiliated with Gen. Khalifa Hifter, who fought the government during the civil war, closed several oil fields due to a dispute with Libya’s state oil company.
A general view taken on April 9, 2014, shows the oil terminal of Marsa al-Hariga in Libya.

Libya has announced a renewed oil exports to Italy, demonstrating the end of a crisis in the country that paralyzed the energy industry. 

What happened: The National Oil Corporation said Sunday the tanker Ibela left the port of Sirte in eastern Libya for Italy, the official Libyan News Agency reported. Al-Monitor could not confirm the ship’s departure via shipping data. 

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