NOC says production at El Feel oilfield shut down by pro-Haftar militia

Oil pipelines. Photo: Reuters]

The Libyan National Oil Corporation said the commander of the “Khalid bin al-Walid Battalion”, Yousif Hassan al-Tabawi, coerced workers at El Feel oilfield to stop production at the field again, only a few days after the Hamada valve was reopened.

National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed that this is a serious criminal act against the Libyan people and its interests, saying it demonstrates again the failure of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) to carry out their legal duties of protecting the oil sector’s facilities and workers.

“The PFG has become like a militia that carries out orders of illegitimate leaders in order to serve foreign interests.” The NOC said on Wednesday.

NOC again warned that it will prosecute criminals and take all legal procedures against them.

“Whoever works to destroy the economy and the future of the country must pay the price of their crimes.” The NOC added.

The views expressed in Op-Ed pieces are those of the author and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Libyan Express.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
You might also like

Submit a Correction

For: NOC says production at El Feel oilfield shut down by pro-Haftar militia

Your suggestion have been successfully submitted

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Libyan Express will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.