The Italian Embassy in Libya has welcomed the announcement of the resumption of oil production and export in Libya and the lifting of force majeure on all ports.
The newly assigned Chairman of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC), Farhat Bengdara, has announced in a press conference the official assumption of his duties, replacing Mustafa Sanalla, who led NOC for about eight years.
Energy Committee of the Libyan Parliament affirmed neutrality of the oil sector and stability of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) represented in the Board of Directors, which represents all workers in the oil sector in Libya.
U.S. Ambassador and Special Envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, said Thursday his country “is following with deep concern developments surrounding the National Oil Corporation (NOC), which is vital to Libya’s stability and prosperity, and has remained politically independent and technically competent under the leadership of Mustafa Sanalla.”
An armed force deployed outside the National Oil Corporation (NOC) headquarters in Tripoli late on Wednesday, three witnesses said, after the chairman Mustafa Sanalla gave a speech rejecting a government decision to sack him.
U.S. Ambassador and special Envoy to Libya, Richard Norland said he and National Oil Corporation Chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, discussed in Tripoli “the critical importance to Libya and the global economy of restoring Libyan oil production immediately.”
Chairman of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, said they are considering the declaration of the state of force majeure within the next 72 hours unless production and shipping is resumed at the oil ports in the Gulf of Sirte.
Libyan outgoing Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, announced Thursday his approval of the proposal of the Oil Minister, Mohamed Aoun, to change the board of directors of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), headed by Mustafa Sanalla.
Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, met on Wednesday with the Director General of the British Schlumberger Oil Company – Libya Branch, Mustafa Ajaj.
Head of the Zueitina Oil Port Workers Union, Maree Bridan, confirmed the continuation of the port closure and the cessation of oil exports.