NOC claims Libyan oil remained steady despite attack

National Oil Corporation HQ in Tripoli. PIC: Libyan Express
National Oil Corporation HQ in Tripoli. PIC: Libyan Express

Libyan oil authorities have said that production remained steady despite an attack on the Tripoli oil headquarters.

A terrorist shooting at the National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Wednesday killed two and injured 25.

Isis took responsibility for the state-oil attack.

Oil is one of the few commodities that has remained stable in Libya since the escalation of armed fighting in the country.

An NOC spokesman told Reuters: “The National Oil Corporation has assured all citizens that it has implemented contingency plans to deal with the crisis to ensure that (its) production and daily operations continue on a regular basis.”

NOC chairman Mustafa Sonallah said in a statement, which did not reveal NOC’s current production level: “This attack did not cause a loss of production.

“However, it led to the shedding of Libyan blood.”

Mr Sonallah added that the attack “is indicative of the weakness and fragility of the security arrangements in the country”.

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