Libyan oil revenues hit a record high last July, reaching $2 billion for the second month in a row.
The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said that sales of crude oil, gas, condensate and petrochemicals amounted to $2 billion in light of high demand and high prices globally.
NOC also indicated that the country’s revenues from crude oil amounted to about $1.965 billion in July, followed by gas and condensate, with revenues of about $81 million.
“The total net revenue from oil sales in US dollars amounted to 2.05 billion dollars,” NOC said.
July’s revenues do not include tax revenues, and oil shipments transferred to the Ubari power station and Mellitah, a joint company between the corporation and Italy’s Eni, and are estimated at $25.32 million and 2.96 million, respectively, according to the statement.
Libya’s oil revenues had recorded a level of just over two billion dollars last June.
Meanwhile, the statement did not mention production quantities of crude oil and petroleum products during July.
NOC had said earlier this month that a pipeline leak had reduced oil production in Libya by between 60,000 and 70,000 barrels per day.
The country aims to reach a production level of 1.5 million barrels per day by the end of 2021. Libya was producing 1.6 million barrels per day before the outbreak of the civil war in 2011, which damaged the oil sector and severely reduced production to up to 100,000 barrels per day last year.
On Monday, the Minister of Oil and Gas in the unity government said that Libya’s production rate of crude oil reached 1.3 million barrels per day.
At the time, Mustafa Sanalla, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the NOC, said that “the largest workshop in North Africa and the Middle East to repair the dilapidated infrastructure will be announced soon”.
He also added that “national and international companies are invited to contribute to the repair and rehabilitation of what was destroyed by wars.”
In a letter he addressed yesterday to the Libyan Prime Minister, Sanalla demanded that NOC be kept away from political strife and that it be a symbol of professionalism, discipline, efficiency, transparency and integrity.