Tripoli (Libya), 30 July 2018 – The Head of the Presidential Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, met with the Chief Executive Officer of Eni, Claudio Descalzi in Tripoli today.
During the meeting with Eni's CEO, held in the presence of the Italian Ambassador to Libya, Mr Giuseppe Perrone, outlined Eni's current activities in the country in light of the recent start-up of the Bahr Essalam Phase 2 project, which marks the completion of the development of the largest gas field in production in the Libyan offshore. Eni is the main supplier of gas to the local market – which has doubled in the last four years, with 20 million cubic meters a day destined entirely to supply the country’s power plants, with an electricity generation capacity of over 3 GW.
Descalzi and al-Sarraj also discussed future exploratory opportunities and development investments that would further strengthen Eni’s relationship with the country, which dates back to 1959. Eni’s CEO and Mr al-Sarraj also discussed the progress of social projects that are currently underway in Libya relating to healthcare and access to clean drinking water, with a total value of USD 25 million.
Eni is the largest international hydrocarbon producer in the country, where it currently produces 320,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in equity.