Tunisian oil output rebounded to 40,300 b/d in September and 41,200 b/d in October after blockades protesting unemployment in the country’s south saw it collapse to a mere 23,500 b/d in August – the lowest level since the country’s first year of oil production in 1966 (see charts).

Protests began in May. By June almost all concessions in southern Kebili and Tataouine provinces, collectively accounting for around half Tunisia’s oil output, had been shut in (MEES, 2...