During his participation in the meeting of the African Energy Committee: Minister of Oil and Gas calls on African countries to develop action plan to benefit from natural gas in generating electricity.

oil and gas - October 20, 2021

Tripoli, 19 October 2021(Lana) Minister of Oil and Gas Mohamed Aoun has confirmed that the ministry was seeking to develop onshore and offshore gas fields with the aim of increasing production and filling the deficit in supplying natural gas to consumers.

This came in a speech during his participation today virtually in the high-level meeting on the approved policies on natural gas from an African energy perspective, which was organized by the African Energy Committee, in the presence of a number of oil, gas and energy ministers of the African countries.

Aoun said that the oil and gas sector has a plan through which it seeks to develop the capacity of the natural gas transmission network to meet the needs of local consumption of natural gas in all parts of Libya, and this tops the power plants and export the surplus, with the aim of reducing the use of fossil fuels to preserve the environment.

The minister also indicated the ministry's national commitment towards preserving the environment and the climate, and its keenness to adopt the 'zero gas flaring' policy with the aim of reducing gas flaring in an effort to reach the zero stage, and emphasizing the implementation of environmental sanitation programs.

At the conclusion of his speech, Aoun called for developing an action plan to benefit from natural gas in generating electricity in African countries whose population lacks electricity while they are exporting it.

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