Libyan PM says won't allow administrative hindrances to blockade oil output

Libyan PM says won't allow administrative hindrances to blockade oil output

September 05, 2021 - 23:17
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah instructed oil officials to tackle the issues presented by the Oil Minister, Mohammed Oun, and National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah to avoid such challenges between the Oil Ministry and the NOC in the future.

Dbeibah's remarks came in a meeting on Sunday in Tripoli with Sanallah and Oun to discuss the issues of the oil sector in the presence of State Minister for Prime Minister Affairs Adel Jumua and the Deputy Minister of Oil Refaat Al-Abbar.

Dbeibah told the attendees that he won't allow administrative or technical hindrances to blockade oil production, listening to the remarks of the officials about the work mechanism and saying that measures should be based on wisdom when it comes to the oil sector.

The meeting came after the dispute between the Minister of Oil and the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation as the former issued an order of dismissing NOC Chairman and appointing the board of directors' member Jadallah Al-Awkali as a replacement.

Energy sector experts warned that the dispute between the NOC and the Ministry of Oil could affect investment opportunities in Libya, while the two sides are working to sort things out in the few coming days.