Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced today the lifting of force majeure on the ports of Brega and Zueitina. It also announced that the tanker, Ebla, is on its way to load a shipment of condensate after its technical acceptance by Sirte Oil Company.
In this regard, outgoing NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla was quoted by the NOC as saying ‘‘After long and continuous negotiations during the Eid al-Adha holiday, it was agreed that the tanker would enter upon its arrival and start shipping the condensate from Brega and Zueitina ports in a step followed by steps’’.
Sanalla added, “A team of specialists from the National Oil Corporation and its subsidiaries are conducting negotiations to agree to accept the tankers to call on the ports of Sidra and Zueitina and begin to resume production at the fields of the Waha and Mellitah companies, in the hope of a relief from the crisis.”
Gas supply crisis and power cuts
In a related context, Sanalla said, “Over the past few days, communication was made with the Petroleum Facilities Guard and the Chairman of the Energy Committee of the Libyan House of Representatives, and these negotiations resulted in a conviction of the importance of shipping condensate to solve the gas shortage crisis in the eastern region and ensure the feeding of the Zueitina and Northern Benghazi power stations, as well as the Sarir power station, as soon as the production of the fields of Al-Waha Company begins.’’
Sanalla assures oil markets?
On another level, the NOC assured the oil market that Libya and the NOC will continue to fulfil their responsibilities and maintain the regular flow of oil to global markets, and instructions have been given to companies to gradually increase the production capacity of oil and natural gas.
NOC loyal to the Libyan nation
In its statement, had a political swipe at its distractors. It stated that the NOC said that when it deals with the issues of the homeland, its calculations do not exceed the interest of the country, and with the efforts of its sons on the ground in the capital, Tripoli and all other regions. It said it will not lose the compass and will reach its noble goals by legitimate means, and that it is the National Oil Corporation whose sovereignty is not governed by loyalty to countries that have other accounts that differ from the accounts of the dear homeland.
NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla and board of directors sacked by Aldabaiba – Bengdara appointed (libyaherald.com)