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NOC warns that Tripoli could run out of fuel

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – Chairman of the Tripoli-based National Petroleum Corporation,  Mustafa Sanalla, warned on Friday that the capital, where armed clashes have already destroyed most of the oil deposits, could run out of fuel in the coming months.

“Only three deposits remain intact for Tripoli, the situation is very difficult (…) the city could run out of gasoline, diesel and gas,” Sanalla warned in a video message posted on Facebook.

The fighting has destroyed a total of 12 oil deposits in the city since 2014, he stressed, and this Friday the NOC facilities in the airport area, where the fighting continues, have been attacked.

Tripoli has witnessed deadly clashes since August 26th. UN Support Mission in Libya recently brokered a cease-fire agreement between rival militias funded by the proposed Government of National Accord; however, clashes erupted again in southern Tripoli since Tuesday morning.

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