Marsa El Brega LNG Terminal

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Marsa El Brega LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Al Wahat District, Libya. The facility has not operated since 2011.


The map below shows the facility, in Brega, Al Wahat District.

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Project details

  • Owner: Sirte Oil Company (100%)Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag[1] However, sanctions prevented the Libyan government from properly renovating the facility, so its output had declined about about 15% of nameplate capacity.[2]

In 2005, following the end of sanctions, NOC reached an agreement with Shell, part of which involved Shell working with NOC to renovate and revitalize the Marsa el Brega LNG terminal.[3] In 2010, Shell and NOC started looking for a construction contractor for the renovation project.[4] However, following the beginning of the Libyan civil war in 2011, Shell pulled out of the country in May 2011, and has not returned.[5]

The Marsa El Brega facility has not exported any LNG since the start of the war in 2011.[2][6]

Articles and resources


  1. Marsa El Brega LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed June 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Libya Oil & Gas Report: Q2 2017, BMI Research, pp.38-40.
  3. Libya LNG: Rejuvenating Brega and Developing New LNG, Shell/NOC document, 2007.
  4. Libya puts hope for LNG exports on new finds, The National, 1 July 2010.
  5. Libya's NOC criticises Shell's record, 9 July 2012.
  6. Libya Has Resumed Oil Exports, But Will It Last?,, 19 July 2014.

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