Mellitah Oil and Gas hit by airstrike in Tripoli

Joint venture between Libya National Oil Corporation and ENI

19 June, 12:41

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, JUNE 19 - A warehouse owned by Mellitah Oil and Gas Company (MOG), a joint venture partnership between Libya National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Italian energy giant ENI, was damaged on Tuesday night in an airstrike in the eastern outskirts of Tripoli, according to a statement by NOC, which said "material losses from inside the warehouse are significant".

    Firefighting and emergency response teams were quickly on the scene and able to control the blaze in close cooperation with the National Safety Authority, the statement said. NOC said three MOG workers suffered minor injuries and were transported to the local hospital. "This is another tragic loss caused by this unnecessary conflict," said NOC Chairman of the Board Mustafa Sanalla. "NOC infrastructure is being destroyed before our eyes. The lives of oil-sector workers are continually being put at risk, as is the prospect of maintained oil production. We will work with local authorities to ascertain the origin of this unprovoked attack. These repeated crimes cannot go unanswered," Sanalla said.

    NOC said this is the fourth attack on its facilities since the beginning of the assault on Tripoli, and said it continues to call for an immediate ceasefire to hostilities.(ANSAmed).

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