Two Libyan oil fields resume production

|By:, SA News Editor

Two Libyan oil fields have resumed production, officials say, enabling the first delivery of oil from onshore fields to a key refinery for the first time in weeks and sparking hopes of political stabilization.

Production has resumed at the El-Feel field in southern Libya, jointly operated by the state-owned National Oil Co. and Italy's Eni (E), and at the Eastern Zilten field, which is controlled by state-owned Sirte Oil and supplies the Brega oil terminal, also restarted in recent days as the operation was deemed secure.

The easing of the oil shutdown comes after Libya's supreme court yesterday ruled as unconstitutional the election of Islamist-backed premier Ahmed Miitig.