Libya’s eastern Brega oil port remained closed on Wednesday because of protesting oil guards who blocked the port at the weekend, a spokesman for Libya’s National Oil Corp (NOC) said. NOC subsidiary Sirte Oil Co, which runs the port, will have to stop production at the connecting oilfields if the protest lasts for 10 more days, spokesman Mohamed El Harari added. Oil output was about 43,000 barrels per day when the protest started. A shutdown would also lead to reduced power generation locally because gas output would also be reduced.