A subsidiary of National Oil Corporation (NOC), Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC), evacuated teams from a warehouse at Mitiga International Airport after its firefighting unit was shelled on Friday, September 6, 2019.
BPMC withdrew all of its storage tank and aircraft refuelling trucks due to the high risk of bombardment. This latest attack left just a single vehicle able to service emergency and medical aircraft. Non-essential personnel were also evacuated for their safety.
NOC strongly condemns this latest shelling of corporation infrastructure and personnel. NOC continues to call for a ceasefire to hostilities and for all parties to respect their commitments under international law, including the targeting of civilian and energy infrastructure.