By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab and Naom Alkhosi.
Tripoli, 9 June 2014:
Tripoli should have enough petrol for stations to work normally, according to Brega . . .[restrict]Petroleum Marketing Company. In the statement, released yesterday, the company said that fuel was going to the capital and it urged people to cooperate by not panicking and rushing to petrol stations which, it added, exposed them and their vehicles to damage.
Three days ago, Brega made a similar statement. However, in th intervening period fuel stations in the capital have continued to operate at around 35 percent capacity. The Libya Herald has seen that many stations are still closed and queues remain long at those that are open.
A source within the company told this newspaper that some stations were refusing to open for business because of the absence of security and repeated violence, most recently resulting in the killing of a Bangladeshi worker two days ago.
A Brega company source , however, claimed that bad weather had delayed the transport of fuel supplies. The source also said that militias in control of Airport Road have also hindered distribution of fuel and cooking gas in protest of the government of Ahmed Maetig. [/restrict]