The Ministry of Oil and Gas said the decision to dismiss the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah is still in effect and pending legal measures.

The Ministry added that it is doing its job despite hurdles and hindrances, saying its recommendations for replacing the board of directors of the NOC are still in place.

A dispute came into effect lately between the Minister of Oil and the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation as the former issued an order of dismissing NOC Chairman and appointing the board of directors' member Jadallah Al-Awkali as a replacement, but Al-Awkali said he wouldn't take the job after he was prevented from entering the NOC headquarters while Sanallah was abroad.

The Libyan Prime Minister intervened on Sunday and met both Oun and Sanallah but the meeting seems to have had no effect and thus warns of hindrances to oil production and exports in Libya.