NOC declares Al-Zawiya refinery void of armed forces
After the National Oil Corporation’s Chairman accused the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) of fuel smuggling, the PFG has removed itself from Al-Zawiya refinery, the NOC said in a statement Friday.
On Thursday, Mustafa Sanalla, the chairman of NOC accused the commander of Al-Nasr brigade – the PFG unit controlling the refinery – of complicity in the smuggling of Libyan subsidized fuel abroad.
Fuel smuggling in Libya has bloomed recently, in spite of the work of agencies such as the Anti-Smuggling Commission and NOC.
A new armed group calling itself the Anti-Fuel-Smuggling Brigade has also appeared on the scene, stating it will fight fuel smuggling by attacking the tanker trucks carrying oil products to Tunisia.
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