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Lingering doubts about Libyan oil terminals

Three vital export terminals in Libya will remain closed, says rebel leader after the government has declined to share oil profits.

A Libyan rebel leader has rejected to relinquish control of three key oil ports and surrendering them to the government, according to several news media. Thus it looks like the three export terminals in Es Sider, Ras Lanuf, and Zuetina, which have been closed since Christmas, will remain closed.

The government in Libya will not recognize rebel leader Ibrahim Al Jedran's demands for, among other things, splitting the profits from the country's oil exports between the government and the self-financed rule. This developments falls in line with the estimate of oil analyst Michael Poulsen, Global Risk Management, who told ShippingWatch the following in relation to the announced opening of the country's oil terminals:

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