Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani of the eastern, Benghazi government decried Tripoli's allocation of oil revenues throughout the country, especially to the areas under the control of his government.
The internationally recognised Tripoli-based government, the GNA, controls the Central Bank and supports various "outlawed groups & militias" according to al-Thani, and he claims that he has had to resort to taking out loans in order to continue providing basic social services to Libyan citizens.
According to him, Tripoli has only allocated $146 million per month for public salaries, despite the fact that eastern Libya, currently under the de-facto control of his government backed by the LNA, contains the majority of Libya's oil infrastructure.
A representative for the GNA in Tripoli dismissed al-Thani's allegations outright, saying that the Benghazi government lacked any legitimacy. The Libyan National Oil Corporation noted that it remains neutral in the current ongoing conflict.