As per Reuters– it was reported that on Tuesday, several armed men blew up a pipeline that pumps oil to the port of Sidra, cutting Libya’s output by up to 100,000 barrels per day (bpd), as reported by military and oil sources. The cause of the blast was unclear, they 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. As the damage was still being assessed, one oil source said. Oil prices rose on the report.
ISIS fighters had a presence in the area until government forces expelled them from their main stronghold in Sirte a year ago.