On Sunday, the Energy Committee of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) voiced its hope of beginning oil exportation as soon as a ceasefire is agreed on between the warring parties.
In a statement, the Committee also called for adopting proper mechanisms that ensure fair distribution of oil revenues among all Libyans.
It confirmed that it made the utmost efforts to resume oil production, claiming that the delay was due to the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) reluctance to sign a ceasefire agreement.
The Committee, headed by MP Issa Al-Uraibi, warned that fighting could spill over to the oil production and export sites and destroy the country’s oil facilities.
This would make it impossible for any quick recovery for exports.
It added that the Libyan people were paying the heaviest price during the escalating hostilities between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the GNA.
The HoR reaffirmed that every Libyan citizen has the right to a share of the oil wealth, without discrimination.
It appreciated the LNA’s vital role in protecting the country’s oil ports and fields during these times.