Tag Archives | Zawiya

NOC, BPMC re-open Al Samriyat School in Zawiya

The Al Samriyat School in Zawiya has been re-opened, following the completion of repairs by the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC) – in accordance with NOC’s sustainable development framework in areas neighbouring oil facilities. The local population expressed their thanks for the initiative and appreciation of the repairs to an […]

NOC warns of Lack of Security at Zawiya Refinery

The National Oil Corporation’s (NOC) board of directors has alerted the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) and competent authorities regarding the recent lack of protection and security at the Zawiya refinery. The NOC board warned that any continuation or failure to address this situation, to ensure staff and site protection and increase security, will affect ongoing […]

NOC declares Force Majeure at Zawiya Oil Port

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has declared force majeure on crude oil loadings at Zawiya port; commencing on Monday 16 July, 2018. This is a result of reduced production at Sharara following the recent attack and kidnap of four Akakus company employees (two were subsequently released). NOC has shut down and evacuated stations 186, 115B […]

Strike Delays Loading at Zawiya Oil Port

By John Lee. A strike by workers protesting over salaries at the oil port of Zawiya has reportedly delayed the loading of oil on Monday. The port exports crude oil from the giant El Sharara field. Sources told Reuters that negotiations were under way to resolve the dispute. (Source: Reuters)

Fire closes Tripoli Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. Xinhua reports that a fire following an explosion at a fuel pipeline in Zawiya, 45 km west of Tripoli, has been extinguished on Monday. The blast occurred accidentally on the 16-inch pipeline between the oil storage depots of Zawiya and Tripoli, which transports more than two-thirds of Tripoli’s fuel supply. The closure caused […]

UNICEF supporting Child Protection in Zawiya

UNICEF Libya country office, in partnership with Al Zawiya Security Directorate, conducted a two-day workshop to review the achievements, challenges and lessons learned from the Family and Child Protection Unit of Al Zawiya, Libya. Al Zawiya Family and Child Protection Unit is the first of its kind to be established in Libya, following a highly […]

Oil Blockade “a National Tragedy”

By Jobn Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) says more than 360,000 barrels per day of Libyan crude oil production has been shut in by what it describes as a “criminal militia” operating in Western Libya, at a cost to the country of $160 million in lost production. “These gangsters are not only harming the […]

Sharara Oilfield Shut Again

By John Lee. Libya’s largest oilfield has reportedly been closed since Saturday because of a pipeline blockade. According to Reuters, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) declared force majeure on loadings of Sharara crude from the Zawiya oil terminal. Sharara is run as a joint venture between the NOC, Repsol, Total, OMV and Statoil. In recent […]