A general view of Libya's Hariga port, 1300 km (808 miles) east of Tripoli February 27, 2014. Picture taken February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Libya threatened on Saturday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker at an oil terminal in the restive east if it does not leave, saying it was loading illegally.The self-proclaimed government of Cyrenaica in the east, the political wing of the separatists, said oil exports from Al-Sidra had now begun.Protesters at the eastern oil ports are demanding a restoration of the autonomy the eastern region was granted in the first decade after Libya's independence in 1951 .They have also accused the authorities of corruption and are demanding a more equitable distribution of oil revenues.Militants seeking autonomy for Libya's east were trying to load petroleum "outside the framework of the state", he added, speaking on condition of anonymity.Following the blockade, production plunged to around 250,000 barrels per day from 1.5 million bpd, and the economy ministry estimated the treasury has lost more than $9 billion (6.5 billion euros) in revenue.
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