By Moutaz Ali.
Istanbul, 13 August 2014:
Brega Oil and Gas Company announced that 1,820,000 litres of fuel were delivered from Tripoli port . . .[restrict]to distributors in the city on 11 August.
The announcement, published on Tuesday evening, stated that the total fuel delivered to distributors from 7 August to 11 August has reached 5,737,000 litres. The daily average of fuel distributtion for the five days was 1,147,400 litres per day.
An oil tanker, Anwar Libya, owned by the National Oil Corporation, has been docked at Tripoli port since 7 August. The tanker arrived carrying 9 million litres of fuel.
Referring to the continuing lack of petrol around the capital, Brega Company media coordinator Fathi Dahrobi told the Libya Herald, that it was “a matter of security rather than a shortage of fuel.”
Many petrol stations are still closed and while at others there are dispiritingly long queues. There is some security but it cannot be guaranteed. Earlier this week there was a clash at a petrol station in the capital’s Dreibi district when, according to an eyewitness, one group of militiamen tried to jump the queue but were stopped by another group which was providing security. No-one was hurt in the subsequent brief shooting, but the petrol station closed.