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Ras Lanuf Prepares for Reopening

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

As part of its plans to restore crude production to pre-2011 levels, NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla visited the Ras Lanuf petrochemical complex. Sanalla was accompanied by members of the NOC board of directors.

The chairman and  NOC Board were received by Shaaban Bsepso, chairman of the management committee of Ras Lanuf Oil and Gas Processing Co. Plans for the site were discussed, with the NOC chairman approving the complex reopening plan, pledging that the corporation would offer its staunch support and provide all necessary financing.

Sanalla addressed the fire fighters in the company, thanking them for their efforts and sacrifices during the attack by the criminal Ibrahim Jhadran earlier this year. “Their actions represent the principles of NOC – they have put the national interest above all else.”

Sanalla also held meetings with the Petroleum Facilities Guards’ (PFG) leadership in the eastern and central regions, Naji Hamad el-Moghrabi. The PFG strategy for security of the complex was presented. The strategy highlighted the role played by officers in the protection of oil workers and oil facilities. Sanalla also thanked the PFG commander and Eastern and Central Region guard for their defense of facilities during the Gulf of Sirte crisis.