The Libyan Address Journal
Mustafa Sanallah, head of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation, announced that their losses along with the Italian Eni Company in total production are estimated at about 155,000 barrels of oil and 145 million cubic feet of gas per day, with a loss of revenue of approximately $9.4 million per day. The corporation attributed all these losses to stopping production in the Abu al-Tafel and el-Feel fields, which are run by the Mellitah Oil and Gas Company.
A number of Libyan tribes in Cyrenaica and Fezzan have closed the oil fields and ports in protest against the policies of the Tripoli government headed by Fayez al-Sarraj.
Sheikh Saleh Al-Atyoush, one of the most prominent tribal leaders in Libya, said that the al-Saraj government, the National Oil Corporation, and the Tripoli Central Bank are using oil revenues to finance the war and bring in mercenaries from Syria and Turkey with huge sums, while millions of Libyans are suffering from a liquidity crisis and poor services in various sectors.
“Oil revenues must be distributed fairly among all Libyans, and not be a card in the hands of extremist militias in Tripoli.” He added.
“The policy of exploiting oil revenues to finance the conflicts that the Gaddafi regime had used must stop, and the authorities in Tripoli must end corruption and financing terrorists to kill Libyans with their own money,”Al-Atyoush concluded.