By Sami Zaptia.
London, 12 February 2017:
National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla said today that the reason why he did not attend the meeting called for by the House of Representatives (HoR) was the ‘‘very short notice’’ he was given, adding that he would be attending a meeting at a later time.
Responding exclusively to questions put forward to him by Libya Herald, the NOC chairman said that, nevertheless, ‘‘in principle he had no issue in meeting with the HoR’’.
Sanalla was referring to the fact that the HoR had sent him a request (dated 24 January) to attend a meeting in Tobruk on 31 January. The meeting, the letter from Issa Arebi the head of the HoR Energy committee said, was for ‘‘enquiries on some urgent and important matters’’.
The NOC chairman added that he had ‘‘met with Mr Ageela Saleh several times and also I meet different HoR members every week in Tripoli or in other places’’.
He further revealed that he had ‘‘replied to the HoR letter with a request for the meeting agenda and a request for live TV coverage for this specific meeting. But I didn’t get answer yet’’, he explained.
‘‘Also I understood that there are changes in that (HoR Energy) committee and the members will elect a new head for it. Our meeting will be after that’’, he explained.
Asked about Libya’s latest oil production figures, the NOC chairman said today that they were between 680,000 to 700,000 bpd.