Tripoli, 25 October 2013:
Libyan oil companies met this week to discuss the impact of the country’s hydrocarbon sector on the environment.
Representatives . . .[restrict]from the Ministry of Oil and Gas said that the environment was a priority area of concern at the country’s oil fields and ports, according to Libyan news agency LANA. Hydrocarbon projects needed budgets specifically to protect the local environment and its inhabitants, it said, adding that speedy action and solutions were needed.
Environmental specialists from a number of oil companies also attended the meeting, which was held at the National Oil Corporation headquarters in Tripoli.
The outcome of the meeting was that a unified strategy was needed for how the country’s oil companies dealt with environmental concerns, along with the support of international expertise. [/restrict]