Fighting at the El Feel oil field in southwest Libya forced a shutdown of the production facilities earlier today. The field, along with most of Libya's oil fields, have been under the control of Haftar and the Eastern-based LNA forces, but was temporarily seized by militias aligned with the Tripoli-based GNA. The 73,000 bpd oil field is operated by Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) along with the Italian ENI, who stopped output as fighting broke out in the area and one of the compounds was hit by LNA air strikes working to take back control over the area.
NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla said that no one was hurt in the strikes, but "production will remain shuttered until military activity ceases and armed groups pull out". An LNA spokesman said Wednesday evening that the GNA fighters who took control of the field earlier that day had been expelled.