Within NOC's campaign to combat smuggling NOC Chairman of the Board of Directors Eng./ Mustafa Sanalla met with Mr./ Khayri Salah Diab Chairman of the National Commission for Libya Elders and Notables and some members of the Commission on Saturday 22 October 2016.
The 37th Oil & Money Conference washeld in the British capital London on Tuesday and Wednesday 18 -19 October 2016.
NOC delegation and some of the sector's oil companies participated in the Conference in the presence of NOC Member of the Board of Directors Mr. / Elamari Mohamed Elamari, Manager of Reserve Development Department Mr./ Nor Eddin Shoqman, Chairman of the Management Committee of Green Stream Dr. Bashir Alashehib, Member of the Management Committee of Sirte Oil Company for Production and Processing of Oil & Gas Mr. / Mohamed Hamida, Manager of the Financial Department of Arabian Gulf Oil Company Mr. / Mahmoud Traina, Manager of the Financial Department of Mabruk Oil Operations Mr. / Husni Badi, in addition to Mr. / Bashir Elosta from NOC General Financial Department and Mr. / Mohamed Almograbi from NOC Media Office. Many producing, manufacturing and commercial companies working in the field of energy and oil & gas as well as investment companies and banks from all over the world participated in the activities of this Conference.
Within the framework of the continuing field visits to monitor the implementation of production increase and maintenance plans and their progress, NOC Chairman of the Board of Directors Eng./ Mustafa Sanalla paid a visit to some oil fields located in Sirte Basin area including Waha Field and Defa Field in which he looked at the progress of work in these fields.
In continuation to the following up field visits to examine the implementation of production increase and maintenance plans and their progress, NOC Chairman of the Board of Directors Eng./ Mustafa Sanalla made an inspection visit on 19 October 2016 to some of the oil fields in Sirte Basin including Zelten Oil Field (Nasser) affiliated to Sirte Oil Company for Production and Processing of Oil & Gas. The Field, which is considered the first field to produce oil in Libya and its 55th production anniversary will be on the coming 25 October 2016, currently produces 27000 barrels a day. On this occasion Eng. / Sanalla said "Sirte Oil Company is one of the most important schools in the Libyan oil industry and National Oil Corporation is proud of this well-established Company"
Within the framework of the persistent and concentrated efforts exerted to secure fuel supplies to different regions and cities of Libya and ways to fighting fuel smuggling, a meeting was held on Tuesday noon 18 October 2016 in which Eng./ Mustafa Sanalla NOC Chairman of the Board of Directors met with Mr./ Abulgasem Shingheer NOC Member of the Board, Mr./ Fraj Alkmeishi Chairman of Brega Petroleum Marketing Company, Mr./ Fouad Belrhyem Member of the Management Committee of Brega Petroleum Marketing Company, Mr./ Moftah Alasqa Chairman of Az-zawia Oil Refining Company, Mr./ Ahmed Shawki Mansour General Manager of NOC International Marketing Department and a number of specialists from both NOC and Brega Petroleum Marketing Company.
Eng./ Sanalla said that "the role of NOC is to provide with the domestic market needs for all oil derivatives on time whether from the internal refineries or by importing them from abroad to cover any shortage, then those oil derivatives are to be delivered to Brega Petroleum Marketing Company which under the law delivers the fuels to distribution companies ( Rahela, Sharara Dhahabia, Libyaoil and Toriq Saria) which are affiliated with the Ministry of Economy. Therefore, these parties assume the legal responsibility. However, responsibility has become a patriotic issue rather than a professional one which requires a serious and strict stand to settle these companies' positions which suffer from many problems both on managerial aspects because of their managements' division east and west or on the financial aspects particularly their accumulated debts which are due to NOC and have to be deposited in the Public Treasury. On the other hand, there is the continuing of hydrocarbons smuggling especially in the west and south of the country, the parallel market for Cooking Gas in different cities and the huge gross damages affecting the national economy besides the suffering and hardship of the citizen because of any crises or lack of fuel or gas."
He added "NOC is working with Brega Petroleum Marketing Company on a set of initiatives and logistic solutions to work out the operational obstacles from which the Company suffers. Clear and target oriented instructions were given to put forward plans and scheduled programs for an immediate implementation of solving the basic problems which aim at the continuing of fuel supply and cooking gas operations in the entire Libyan cities and regions to achieve equality and sufficiency in distribution among the municipalities according to population intensity and the economic mobilization. The beginning of implementing of a number of arrangements, procedures and solutions will be announced next week, God willing."
In a related context Eng./ Mustafa Sanalla added "among the ideas that we are discussing to implement is forcing all petrol stations / distribution companies to deposit the value of fuel sales in cash at the local banks within the municipality consuming the fuel hoping this will contribute to solving the cash liquidity crises that the country is going through."
Eng./ Sanalla also asserted that "oil products importing and exporting are NOC exclusive right under the law and no any other party is authorized to do so except by approval from NOC."
Mr. / Jadalla Aloakali paid a visit to Al Hariga Port where he met with Mr./ Rajab Sahnoun, the Port Manager, and the employees of the Port.