By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 10 September 2014:
The domestic gas-filling section of Tripoli’s Fuel Depot in Airport Road has returned to work this . . .[restrict]week, Brega Marketing has reported. The Fuel Depot was decimated during the fighting between militias in Tripoli during July-August.
Brega Marketing, the domestic gas and fuel marketing arm of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported that the maintenance work on the gas cylinder-filling section has been completed. When operating at its full capacity, the plant can fill an estimated 25,000 gas cylinders per day.
Brega also revealed that its maintenance department has started cleaning some of the damaged fuel pumps at the depot from the residue caused by the fires. The company stated that this cleaning process is to enable an inspection of the fuel pumps in preparation for their repairs.
As a result of the fires at the Brega’s Airport Road fuel depot, Greater Tripoli as well as cities as far as Khoms, have suffered fuel and domestic gas shortages. These have led to long queues ranging from 2-4 hours at the few petrol stations that are open. [/restrict]