Threats to reclose oil fields by Jikharra Municipal Council resurface

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Threats to reclose oil fields by Jikharra Municipal Council resurface

January 24, 2018 - 18:29
Written by: HousamNajjair

Jikharra Municipal Council, north-eastern Libya, threatened to re-close the oil fields in the region if their demands to provide liquidity, food and the return of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to Benghazi by next March were not met.

The Council denied the statements of the NOC, which claimed that the latter and the Attorney General put pressure on the Council to reopen the fields in the region and described them as false.

It stated that it is the National Oil Corporation that was the reason for the waste of Libyan funds and the rise in the price of currencies against the dinar.

Earlier, a statement by the NOC said that pressure from NOC and from the Attorney General's Office had led the Municipality of Jikharra to reopen the oil fields in the region after the closure in November 2017.