Libya Herald reports that no decision will be made on the development the National Oil Corporation’s Benghazi branch until after the formation of the new government.
A proposal to give the Benghazi NOC effective control over the oil sector in eastern Libya was put on hold after heated protests from workers in Tripoli; some 80 per cent of the country’s output comes from the east.
Officials at the time said they hoped to resolve the row and come to a decision in a few days, but, owing to the intensely politicised nature of the dispute, it has been decided that the matter is no longer merely an administrative one and cannot be resolved until a new government is in place.
“There is no action right now”, said one senior NOC official. “Everything has gone quiet”.
The delay raises the prospect of further disruption by oil workers in Benghazi who have declared themselves extremely unhappy with the situation.
(Source: Libya Herald)