Libya’s second-largest city, Benghazi, is hosting the 3rd edition of the Libya Oil, Gas, and Renewable Energy Fair from 13-15 November.
The fair, held at Awhar Al Hawari Exhibition Grounds, brings together major companies from the oil, gas, and renewable energy sectors.
It’s a platform for knowledge exchange, and showcasing the latest industry technologies and innovations. The event facilitates strategic partnerships and discussions on industry trends and challenges, and is organized by the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy.
Notably, Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the launch of its Investor Registration Portal, in a drive to boost transparency and leverage untapped oil reserves.
The Corporation said in a statement, that the step coincides with a significant increase in oil production, as the NOC works toward its strategic production goals.
The portal invited both local and international investors to explore opportunities in Libya’s energy sector.
By registering at the NOC Investor Registration Portal, investors can become part of Libya’s oil future. Investors can register at www.nocinvestment.ly.
The statement noted that the NOC aims to “enhance oil infrastructure, and unlock the potential of undeveloped oil fields.”
Notably, the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) announced that the country’s oil sales revenue reached 74.4 billion dinars (approximately $15.16 billion US dollars) until October 2023.
The revenue had amounted to 67.1 billion dinars at the end of September 2023.
As the primary source of foreign exchange, and the mainstay of the country’s revenue, oil remains central to Libya’s economy, according to the Arab World News Agency.
This significant income from oil sales illustrates the nation’s continued dependency on hydrocarbon resources, amidst a fluctuating global energy market. The report from the Central Bank offers a glimpse into the financial health of the war-torn country, as it navigates the complexities of post-conflict reconstruction and economic stabilisation.
The oil sector in Libya has historically been a linchpin for its economic sustenance, and the reported figures suggest a steady inflow, despite the challenges. This news comes as a positive indicator for potential investors and signals the government’s ongoing effort to maintain oil output levels amidst political instability.