The Energy Committee of the House of Representatives has cautioned against any step that could obstruct the work of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and called for keeping the state-owned oil company away from the ongoing political strife and conflicts.
The committee’s warning comes few days after outgoing prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and his oil minister Mohamed Aoun publicly discussed the possibility of changing NOC’s board of directors during a cabinet meeting.
According to the committee, such a step would disturb the flow of oil and its production, and could harm the public interests, especially in light of the political division. The committee also underscored that it would not recognize any “hasty decisions” in this regard.
It called on the NOC to take the necessary measures to transfer its headquarters to Benghazi.