An official source ay Libya's state-owned National Oil Corporation says the oil pipeline in eastern Libya which was blown up by unknown armed group will need a week to be repaired.
The source said here Wednesday that joint firefighting teams managed to put out the fire at the pipeline after a whole day's efforts.
"The pipeline is severely damaged," the source added, confirming that the repair process could last until the first week of January.
The source expected the bombing of the pipeline to cause a loss of 90,000 barrels of oil per day, despite temporary use of a nearby pipeline.
The oil pipeline in eastern Libya was blown up on Tuesday by an unknown armed group in the oil crescent region, some 500 kilometres east of the capital, Tripoli, which contains the country's largest oil port.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. However, a source at the corporation did not rule out possibility of the involvement of Daesh (IS) militants, who previously claimed responsibility for similar attacks in the region.
Source: NAM News Network