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NOC delays energy conference after HQ attack

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Wednesday it had postponed a conference in the eastern city of Benghazi for 15 days following an attack on its Tripoli headquarters last month, Reuters reported.

The three-day conference, to be held in Libya’s second-largest city, is aimed at allowing local and foreign oil and gas companies to discuss the sector’s development.

The conference will be held from Oct. 24 to 26, two weeks later than planned, NOC said.

“The date was changed because of the circumstances that the (NOC) was exposed to recently, which caused the delay in the completion of some important preparations and equipment related to the event,” NOC said in a statement.

In September, NOC headquarters were attacked by gunmen claiming to be ISIS militants, killing two people and wounding 25.

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