Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) has warned that operations at the Zawiya oil export terminal may be halted and its refinery evacuated after renewed attacks around the facilities.

The NOC said this could lead to production also being halted at the Sharara field, which exports its crude oil and its derivatives through Zawiya.

NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla said: “Halting operations at Zawiya will reduce Libyan oil production by at least 300,000 barrels per day and will mean it might not be possible for fuel to be refined at the Zawiya refinery.