Sanallah: NOC has a clear stance on attempts to extort government

Sanallah: NOC has a clear stance on attempts to extort government

April 11, 2017 - 22:31
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Chairman of the National Oil Corporation Mustafa Sanallah

The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah has said all gas and oil pipelines that are shut by protesters must be reopened immediately without any preconditions.

He told the press that the rewarding of criminals and armed groups policy that was adopted by previous governments are the main reason why this stark criminality is repeating itself over and over again.

"NOC has a clear stance toward the attempts of blackmailing the government for financial and political gains. Any official who tries to offer money or deals to end the current issues is a partner in the crime." Sanallah indicated.

The NOC also warned of possible huge losses and power outage due to the closing of oil and gas pipelines that feed Al-Wafaa oilfield, which goes thriugh Nalut city, by an armed group late March.

"Libya has lost 9 million dollars every day since those pipelines were closed." NOC said on Monday.

The NOC said Al-Wafaa oilfield is naturally attached to Algerian Al-Rar oilfield and since Libya's field has been blocked, oil is naturally being pumped into Algeria's Al-Rar field, which is causing Libya great financial and resources losses that cannot be retrieved.