An official in energy security in Washington reveals to our source: “The United States is the one who determines the fate of Libyan oil”
Today, Tuesday, our source conducted an interview with a diplomatic official in energy security in Washington, Amoud Shukri, where the meeting tackles many issues.
These are the excerpts from the meeting.
Our source: “Why does Washington see Russia as a threat to Libyan oil?”
Amoud: “It must be taken into account that the purpose of the recent visit of CIA Director, William Burns, to Tripoli was to express his concern about what he called the presence and great influence of the Russian private security company “Wagner” in the Libyan oil fields and to increase Moscow’s influence in the Libyan oil market. The presence of Wagner in Libya may also be an attempt to shut down the oil fields and use force to create obstacles to the electoral process in the country.”
Our source: “Who decides the fate of Libyan oil, in your opinion?”
Amoud: “From the point of view of observers, the dual rule that has been formed in Libya since 2014 is the basis of the White House’s policies to adjust the Libyan oil strategy in line with American plans. Now, Libyan oil is subject to regulation in Washington, and the United States is the one that determines when Libya should increase or reduce its oil production.”
Our source: “As an energy security official in Washington, how do you view the oil deal between the Italian Eni and the National Oil Corporation in Tripoli?”
Amoud: “Without the investments of foreign companies and their return to Libya to complete the stalled infrastructure and resolve the political tensions in this country, Italy and Europe cannot increase the import of natural gas and oil from Libya.”