Libya’s Oil Production Reaches 1.2 Million Barrels Per Day

Libya’s Oil Production Reaches 1.2 Million Barrels Per Day
Libya’s Oil Production Reaches 1.2 Million Barrels Per Day

On Friday, Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced that the production of crude oil amounted to 1.205 million barrels per day (bpd).

The NOC added in a statement that the production of condensate amounted to 54,000 barrels, and the total domestic consumption of natural gas amounted to 772 million cubic feet during the past 24 hours.

Last month, the Libyan Ministry of Finance of the Government of National Unity (GNU) reported that Libya’s oil revenues, from the beginning of 2022, reached 77.17 billion Libyan Dinars (LYD) ($15.2 billion).

It added that the total turnover of the energy sector reached 79.35 billion LYD ($15.7 billion).

The statement revealed that, in the first nine months of 2022, the NOC signed agreements for over 15 billion LYD (about $3 billion).

In September, Libya’s Minister of Oil and Gas, Mohamed Aoun, directed the NOC to begin the exploration of more blocs, both offshore and on land, in addition to developing existing discoveries.

During the Libya Oil, Gas & Renewable Energy Exhibition, Aoun explained that this was an invitation to foreign companies to start investing in Libya. He added that it, “encourages foreign investors to see Libya, and develop the oil sector.”

He noted that production at the end of 2022 will be close to the current daily production of crude oil, which is 1.2 million bpd.

The NOC’s Chairman, Farhat Bengdara, said that they plan to increase Libya’s production of crude oil to 2 million bpd.

Bengdara held a meeting with the NOC’s Budget Committee to follow up on the settlement of overdue salaries. They also discussed the NOC’s three-year plan, according to the extraordinary budget.

Bengdara said that increasing production “will be achieved in accordance with a 3–5-year medium-term plan, to increase crude oil production rates to two million bpd within available capabilities.”

He stressed that “the current capabilities, in terms of reservoirs and reserves, will help to reach these rates,” explaining that Libya’s crude oil production has surpassed 1.2 million bpd. As well as adding that increasing oil production has been the main goal of the Board since taking office.