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NOC welcomes UN panel of experts’ report

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The National Oil Corporation (NOC) welcomed the recent report of the UN Panel of Experts, while also expressing its full support for the recommendations of the report to end the current climate of impunity in Libya and to inspect all vessels believed to be exporting Libyan crude oil or refined petroleum products illegally.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mustafa Sanalla, praised the report of the Panel of Experts for its detailed presentation of the extent of crime and corruption throughout the country. He welcomed the findings and supported its recommendations without reservation.

He also noted that the corporation has repeatedly called for additional measures to combat the export and illegal sale of petroleum products, the reform of the fuel support system and the punishment of all individuals attempting to illegally exploit the sale of Libyan natural resources.

Sanalla explained that the Corporation will announce the number of petrol stations in western Libya, which did not respond to the request of the institution to identify their operations, and will be withdrawing licenses and prevent them from receiving fuel in the future.

He noted that the report included the investigations conducted by the corporation in 2017, which revealed the existence of 87 fake fuel stations used to smuggle fuel, and Brega Petroleum Marketing Compan will announce new additional measures to combat this phenomenon.

The National Oil Corporation called on the UN Sanctions Committee to continue investigating 48 names of individuals and groups sent to the committee to be added to the sanctions list, especially as the report contained documents and evidence of repeated violations of United Nations resolutions by president of the national corporation in Benghazi, members of the House of Representatives, head of the Interim Government, and a number of oil traders around the world. In addition to individuals and militias that threaten Libyan institutions or prevent the export of crude oil or its products.

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