The head of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, called on the general command of the Libyan army to hand over ports and oil facilities in the east of the country to the NOC in Tripoli, which he said was "responsible for the sector according to Libyan law itself."
In a letter addressed to Libyans and oil workers, Sanallah called for "neutralizing this sector from political conflict and unconditionally handing over oil installations."
Sanalla started his message by talking about the dimensions of the crisis, which he said was not limited to the production and export of oil, but also to the hydrocarbons sector. He addressed the general commander of the army, Marshal Khalifa Haftar saying, "I appreciate the frustration that Mr. Haftar has, like all Libyans," in reference to talk about the fairness of the distribution of oil wealth.
"No one is satisfied with the way money is spent, no schools are built, no roads are maintained, and all honest patriots are frustrated," he said, "But does this frustration justify the cessation of oil production of course not."
Pointing out, " I was the first to call loudly for the equitable distribution of oil wealth, specifically on 26 July 2016 in a meeting with representatives of national companies, no one is against justice, but this file should not be exploited politically."