Otherwise, he added, “we will seek legal redress for any false accusations, and we will display our results to the media”.
Oil Minister Arusi went on to explain that there are five systems for measuring Libya’s oil exports, which include the loading ship’s metres, the Libyan Customs Authority, the final importers, the NOC/production company and the inspection department.
Arusi then explained that members of the media were flown by private jet to the oil terminals very early Tuesday morning to allow them to independently investigate the matter on site.
Arusi also explained his plans to meet the elders and tribe leaders from the Ajdabya area in an effort to try to exert some influence on the armed strikers.
Minister Arusi was also hopeful that now that the Petroleum Facilities Guards unit can be run in a more professional manner now that they have a new leader. The PFG received public criticism from the Oil Minister last week due to their participation in the strikes.
Prime Minister Zeidan said that using force to prevent armed strikers at oil installations could lead to the burning of all of Libya, and also explained that Libya could face fines from oil importers for its failure to deliver contracted oil supplies.
(Source: The Libya Herald)