Oil sector officials in Libya jailed for importing adulterated fuel

Libyan Attorney General has ordered the detention of an official from the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and another official from the Brega Company, pending investigation into the case of “adulterated gasoline” brought into Libya in 2022.

The Attorney General’s office said that the convicted officials avoided contract with well-known producing companies and entered into immediate contracts that caused damage to Libyans’ property.

It also indicated that after counting the supplied quantities, monitoring their marketing locations and analyzing them chemically, it became clear that the specifications of the samples’ subject were not compatible with the approved Libyan standard.

In May of last year, cars of a number of Libyans in Tripoli, Benghazi and Sbaha suffered technical malfunctions after refueling with petrol from petroleum stations, without knowing the reasons at the time.

The Attorney General, Al-Siddiq Al-Sour, confirmed on May 5, 2022, opening an investigation into certain companies regarding the adulterated fuel case.


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