Warehouse co-owned by Italy oil company Eni destroyed in Libya

The warehouse was co-owned by Mellitah Oil and Gas Co, a JV of Eni and Libya National Oil Company

Mellitah's warehouse in Libya was destroyed.
Mellitah's warehouse in Libya was destroyed.

A warehouse owned by Mellitah Oil and Gas Co, a joint venture of Italy's Eni and Libya National Oil Company (NOC), was destroyed in an airstrike, with three of the company's employees suffering minor injuries and "significant" material losses noted from the event, including the destruction of "valuable equipment and materials" in addition to the structure itself. 

Citing a statement by Libya NOC, Construction Week's sister title Oil & GAs Middle East reported the company's chairman, Eng Mustafa Samalla, as saying: “This is another tragic loss caused by this unnecessary conflict.

“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.”

In May 2019, Libya NOC announced plans to develop the North Hamada oilfield, operated by Nafusa Oil Operations, but the company continues to face challenges due to attacks such as the latest one. 

According to OGME, Samalla told reporters last month that the continuation of instability in Libya could lead it to lose 95% of its oil production.

“Unfortunately if the situation will continue like this I’m afraid that maybe 95% of production will be lost,” Mustafa Sanalla told reporters in Jeddah, according to Reuters.

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