Rival Minister: Libya Producing 363,000 BPD of Oil


TRIPOLI, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Libya, struggling to reopen ports and oilfields hit by fighting, is producing 363,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) and exporting around 200,000, the oil minister appointed by forces in control of the capital Tripoli said.

Two governments allied to armed factions are vying for control of Libya four years after the toppling of leader Muammar Gaddafi.

The United Nations and Western powers do not recognise the administration which controls ministries in Tripoli.

Its oil minister, Mashallah Zwai, told Reuters in an interview that Libya is producing 362,780 bpd, showing a copy of the latest report from the National Oil Corp.

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing; editing by Patrick Markey and Jason Neely)

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