By Sami Zaptia.
London, 26 October 2020:
Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced today the lifting of force majeure on its Al Feel (The Elephant) Field and with this reported the ending of the blockades in all Libyan fields and ports.
It said instructions have been given to the operator, Mellitah Oil & Gas B. V., to resume production in Al Feel (The Elephant) Oil Field and the gradual return of Mellitah crude to its normal level in the next few days.
NOC Chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, stated that Libyans understood that the blockade had been very negative on their lives and they strongly support production resumption on a firm footing.
In a related context, Sanalla urged the importance of controlling media discourse related to production rates, emphasizing that the only reliable source for announcing the expected production quantities is issued by the NOC in accordance with the arrangements applicable in the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) and OPEC.