By Libya Herald staff.
London, 7 August 2014:
Nine million litres of petrol arrived in Tripoli by ship to address crippling . . .[restrict]fuel shortages that have paralysed the capital for a month.
The vessel, the Libyan-flagged Anwaar Libya, arrived in the capital at midday on Tuesday, according to marine trafficking information. It had left Misrata on Sunday.
Tripoli’s crisis committee has said that in the face of ongoing clashes in the vicinity of the airport road any further resupplying of petrol will have to be done by sea, the Libyan News Angency LANA reported.
Clashes on the airport and coastal roads that set ablaze one depot and blocked access to another have caused unprecedented fuel shortages in Tripoli which pushed the black-market into overdrive. Fuel is now being sold in excess of ten times its usual price. Many drivers are choosing to bear the cost instead of travelling as far away as Misrata for long waits at petrol stations.