By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 10 January:
Oil Minister Abdulbari Arrusi held a meeting with the management of Zawia Oil Refinery in Zawia today, . . .[restrict]LANA reports.
The meeting included the NOC head Nuri Buruin, head of the Zawia Refinery, Imad Benkura, as well as various managers at the refinery and the security heads.
The meeting was devoted to reviewing the activities of the refinery and efforts to increase the quality and rate of production as well as resolving obstacles and bottlenecks affecting efficiency.
This inspection tour is part of a series of field visits by the Ministry to various oil production sites in Libya.
Oil Minister Arrusi confirmeded that there was a future plan that will be revealed soon for the development of the refinery sector in Libya, in view of the fact that Libya imports about 70% of its fuel consumption. The Minister gave no more details.
The Minister also praised the Libyan workforce for returning Libya’s oil production to pre-Revolution rates in record time, despite the huge challenges faced.
The Zawia Oil Refinery has been in the headlines recently on more than one occasion as local injured thuwar (revolutionaries) blockaded it on more than one occasion causing fuel shortages.
Oil Minister Arrusi has indicated in various media statements before that a committee is studying future plans for the development of Libya’s petrochemical and downstream industries. [/restrict]