NOC: Libya’s oil revenues in March exceeded 2 billion dollars

Libya's National Oil Corporation releases the country's oil revenues for March 2021

Libya’s oil sector continues to flourish with more than 2 billion dollars in revenue last month. [Photo: NOC]
Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced that the country’s oil revenues for March 2021 from sales of crude oil, gas, capacitors, petroleum products and petrochemicals reached record highs of 2,052,178,786.17.

According to the company statement, this increase is due to February revenue reflecting 28 days in the calendar, while the collection of exported shipments is collected within 30 days, giving an increase in March revenue compared to February.

A total of $2,000,000.00 was transferred to the sovereign account, of which $1,498,632,437.86 was transferred from March revenues on the instructions of the Head of Government of National Unity (GNU).

The NOC indicated that it transferred $5,883,719,900.87 to the treasury account of the Central Bank of Libya. The remaining public treasury rights to date are approximately US $1,074,911,840.00, while $79,264,419.94 constitutes the rights of the Foundation, subject to settlements with partners.

The oil corporation warned of the importance of addressing the overdraft of the Libyan offshore bank because of the debt that had been rolled over for years and owing to the adoption of reduced budgets that have gone against the proposals made by the NOC.

Recently, the Government of National Unity’s Oil Minister, Mohamed Oun announced that a third of the total development spending in the new 2021 budget will be going to the country’s oil sector, stressing that with the NOC set to receive 1.6 billion dollars in developmental spending, Libya’s oil revenues will be back on track.

Libya is home to Africa’s largest oil reserves and an uneven portion of the country’s economy heavily relies on the success of its oil sector, as it remains to be the country’s primary source of income.

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