TRIPOLI, April 6 Libya's government has reached
a deal with federalist rebels to reopen the occupied Zueitina
and Hariga oil ports, which account for around 200,000 barrels
per day of crude exports, the justice minister said on Sunday.
The reopening of two terminals will be a major breakthrough
in the eight-month blockade of key ports by rebels that has cost
the OPEC country billions of dollars in lost oil revenues.
But a spokesman for rebels holding the two remaining larger
ports -- Ras Lanuf and Es Sider -- said more talks are needed to
reach a deal on reopening those terminals. The rebels want more
regional autonomy and a greater share of Libya's oil wealth.
(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli in Benghazi and Ulf Laessing in
Tripoli; writing by Patrick Markey)