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Sanalla and BPMC Discuss Supply Challenges in Southern Libya

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Mustafa Sanalla, chairman of Libya’s NOC, is looking for a path forward to making sure southern Libya has access to fuel and cooking gas supplies. Toward this end, the chairman hosted an extended strategy meeting with the chairman and Board of Directors of Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC)to discuss key challenges.

The parties agreed that the low access was principally caused by a lack of security in the region, calling for enhanced cooperation between security authorities, and for citizens of the south to renounce and demand justice against the criminal gangs that threaten truck drivers – a major cause of suffering for those in the south.

BPMC’s strategic plans covered the development of permitted investment projects, local market fuel supply, management of bottlenecks, and improving the distribution and control of products to gas stations – thereby increasing accessibility for citizens. Chairman of BPMC’s management committee, Imad Benkoura, also presented the company’s strategy for reducing smuggling in the country. Attendees were additionally briefed on the extent of the damage caused by hostilities near the Tripoli depot facilities in September of this year.

The NOC chairman praised the efforts of BPMC and its staff across the country, encouraging them to persevere in spite of ongoing national challenges.