TRIPOLI May 23 The chairman of Libya's
state-oil firm National Oil Corp (NOC), Nuri Berruein, has
resigned, NOC spokesman Mohamed El Harari said on Friday.
He gave no reason for the resignation.
Libya's oil sector has been crippled by 10 months of
protests at major oilfields and exports ports reducing output to
little over 200,000 barrels a day from 1.4 million in July when
The protests are driven by a mix of militias, tribesmen and
state employees making political and financial demands.
(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Ulf Laessing, editing
by William Hardy)