The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the resumption of operations of the (naphtha) thermal cracking plant at the Ras Lanuf Industrial Complex, hailing in a statement the success of the ethylene gas reaching the complex’s tanks, and adding that the operation of the cracking plant came after a hiatus that lasted for more than 12 years.

The NOC said that this operation represents the actual beginning of the production of ethylene gas in accordance with standards, and then its gradual transfer to tanks.

According to the NOC's media office, its chairman, Farhat Bengdara, asked for the beginning of preparing the polyethylene factory for operations in the coming period.

Last May, the NOC announced the introduction of "naphtha" into the furnaces and the operations of the “R10-1” thermal cracking gas compressor system in preparation for production and monitoring the progress of operations.