The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, met on Monday with chairman of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, to discuss the situation at El Sharara oilfield.
According to a statement by Al-Sarraj’s Media Office, he and Sanalla approved “practical steps to enhance security in the field and activate the security plan established by the National Oil Corporation, which will contribute to the promotion and regularity of production.”
“Further steps were also agreed upon, including the restructuring of the Petroleum Facilities Guards and the development of training programs for the guards.”
A group of tribesmen calling themselves the Fezzan Anger Movement and a local unit of the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) had earlier this month announced a shutdown of El Sharara oil field, located in Murzuq Desert southwest of Libya, to press for demands of more development.
Four days ago, Al-Sarraj flew there to persuade protesters to end the shutdown. The protesters agreed but production had not restarted yet as oil workers were waiting for orders from the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation.