Situation in Libya

Libya’s oil production short of 300,000 barrels per day due to debt

Middle East Monitor – The National Oil Corporation in Libya (NOC) announced on Thursday that the country’s crude oil production would decrease to one million barrels per day, compared to 1.3 million a few days ago, due to the accumulation of debts of companies operating in the sector.

Chairman of the National Oil Corporation Mustafa Sanalla told officials in the Libyan crude oil sector during Thursday’s meeting that production is likely to further decline in the coming days due to debts and the inability of companies to continue production, according to a statement issued by the NOC.

The debt crisis of local oil companies operating in the country and their inability to continue production come from the failure to approve the necessary budgets for the country’s public institutions.

Sanalla stated: “We have capabilities that enable us to raise the level of daily oil production to a level of more than two million barrels per day in the near future, but the failure to approve the necessary budgets for the sector has prevented us from achieving this goal.”

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