The National Oil Corporation (NOC) denied on Monday claims that the state-owned company has been providing support for one of Sudan’s warring parties.
In a statement via its official Facebook page, the corporation said “a media activist”, which NOC did not name, claimed that it may be subject to international sanctions “because of its support for one of the parties” in Sudan “through the Sarir refinery.”
“First, the National Oil Corporation categorically denies this false news and confirms that the Sarir refinery has a limited refining capacity that does not exceed ten thousand barrels per day, and is not sufficient even for the neighboring oases,” said the corporation.
“Secondly, the National Oil Corporation undertakes to file lawsuits locally and internationally against the publisher of the news, in order to preserve the reputation of the corporation and the Libyan state.”
“Third, the Corporation affirms its commitment to professional standards in performing its work and that most of its focus is on stabilizing current production levels and implementing its ambitious plans to increase production,” it concluded.