Speaking to an audience of global leaders from the oil and gas industry, NOC’s chairman told delegates that Libyan insecurity has been viewed by the international community as an internal problem, whereas in reality the Libyan civil war is driven by outside actors pursuing different agendas.
Sanalla contrasted NOC’s recent production success, on average over 1 million barrels per day, with efforts to disrupt the sector.
According to the NOC chairman: ” NOC is under continuous attack. Every day, we defend ourselves against criminal, military, political and commercial acts of aggression. Without conflict and the near-permanent state of attack, we would be aiming at more than double current production levels.”
NOC this week welcomed the return of international contractual partners to Libya, and received the full support of the Russian government. In his speech, Sanalla outlined the wealth of commercial opportunities in Libya, and his hope for a more stable and secure working environment for NOC and its staff.
Sanalla underlined NOC’s determination to continue in the face of these challenges and called upon delegates to assist NOC to create a future of prosperity, unity and opportunity in Libya.