By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 11 November 2013:
The self-styled head of the Cyrenaican Political Bureau, Ibrahim Jadhran went on TV within hours of PM Ali Zeidan’s ultimatum giving ten days to end oil export blockades, and he mocked the prime minister over his kidnapping and blasted the GNC for its failures.
The former eastern commander of the Petroleum Facilities Guard, who has be instrumental in the blockading of all the eastern export terminals, said: “ What do we expect from a government whose head is kidnapped from his bedroom and from a Congress that has not paid attention to the demands of Libyans? “
Speaking yesterday from Ajdabiya, alongside “the prime minister of Cyrenaica” Abdraba Abdulhameed Al-Barasi, Jadhran also announced the formation of Cyrenaica’s own oil and gas vehicle, the Libyan Oil and Gas Corporation. He said that the new organisation would have a temporary home in Tobruk, before moving to Benghazi at a later date.
He named Saleh Musmari as head of the new business. He also said that one of the first things that the Libyan Oil and Gas Corporation would do would be to instal proper metering, which the NOC had admitted had failed on most of the export systems.
“We will not make that same mistake”, said Jadhran, adding that flow counters would be located and installed, so that the LOGC could “start selling oil with transparency and justice”.