Libya’s National Oil Corporation says it is part of UN-backed Serraj government

  • Libyan Express |
  • Saturday 2 April 2016
The building housing Libya's oil state energy firm, the National Oil Corporation (NOC), is seen in Tripoli, Libya February 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

The building housing Libya’s oil state energy firm, the National Oil Corporation (NOC), is seen in Tripoli, Libya February 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Saturday it is working with the UN-backed unity government that arrived in Tripoli Wednesday last week to coordinate future oil sales and put a period of divisions and rivalry behind the Libyan conflicting parties.

NOC Chairman, Mustafa Sanallah, also welcomed support from the UN Security Council, which stated its concern on Friday over any attempts to undermine the integrity of the NOC, a reference to efforts by Libya’s eastern government to sell oil independently.

“Combined with the recent announcement by the Oil Facilities Guard (OFG) that it intends to reopen export ports it has been blockading, I hope NOC and the country’s oil resources can provide a solid platform on which the country’s recovery can be built,” Sanallah said in a statement.

The new government received the endorsement of the OFG, a semi-official armed faction that controls key oil installations in the east, some of which it has shut down amid political disputes.


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