Warehouse co-owned by Eni and Libya NOC destroyed in airstrike
This is the fourth attack on the Libyan oil sector in recent weeks
A warehouse owned by Mellitah Oil & Gas Company (MOG), a joint venture between Italy's Eni and Libya NOC, was destroyed in an airstrike on Tuesday evening. According to a statement by Libya NOC, three MOG workers suffered minor injuries.
“This is another tragic loss caused by this unnecessary conflict,” said NOC chairman, Eng. Mustafa Sanalla. “NOC infrastructure is being destroyed before our eyes. The lives of oil sector workers are continually being put at risk, as is the prospect of maintained oil production. We will work with local authorities to ascertain the origin of this unprovoked attack. These repeated crimes cannot go unanswered.”
NOC noted that there were "significant" material losses, and the attack led to the destruction of "valuable equipment and materials in addition to the warehouse itself."
Recent weeks have seen escalating attacks, including the destruction of the North African Geophysical Exploration Company's building, the bombardment of the oil clinic, and shelling in the vicinity of LPG tanks near the Airport Road warehouse.
NOC considers these attacks "a clear sign of the blatant targeting of the oil sector and its workers," and in its statement called for an immediate ceasefire.