By Jamal Adel.
Beida, 17 April 2015:
Following the massive oil fire at Nafoura oilfield, the Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) says that protecting the environment . . .[restrict]is a high priority.
The fire broke out at the oilfield that released a massive blanket of gray haze over the skies in Jalu. According to AGOCO the haze resulted from a leak of hydrocarbon substances into one of its oil tanks which then caught fire and spread to the water outlet.
Despite the accident, the company stressed that it was committed to “protecting the environment and maintaining healthy and safe work conditions”. The company also said that plans have been in the works to research ways to improve the efficiency of the burning system and the water sewage system.
The studies would not start until security and stability had been fully restored in Libya and specifically in the oil sector, however.
For the time being, AGOCO has instructed all of its locations to take measures to reduce pollution.
AGOCO, a subsidiary of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), is headquartered in Benghazi and operates nearly all of the southeastern oilfields. [/restrict]