Germany's Wintershall resumes Libya oil production

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German oil and gas giant Wintershall said Tuesday it has resumed oil production in Libya following an eight-month suspension due to civil unrest.

"Wintershall has now restarted oil production in the Libyan desert again," the group said in a statement.

"We reached a production level of about 20,000 barrels per day shortly after beginning operations. Now we have to technically stabilize production," said Wintershall chief executive Rainer Seele.

Before suspending its operations in February, the German group had been producing around 100,000 barrels of oil a day at eight oil fields in Libya.

French oil giant Total and Italian group ENI have also recently restarted activities in Libya.

© 2011 AFP

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