Featured Stories World News Commentary Money Watch Multimedia Prison Planet U.S. News Science And Technology

Libya faces fuel crisis as oil supplies dwindle

  • Print The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

Harriet Sherwood
London Guardian
May 5, 2011

Police officers in riot gear and armed with wooden staves have been manning fuel pumps at a petrol station in Tripoli as long queues of cars caused traffic chaos in western Libya, amid fears that the Gaddafi regime is running out of its most precious commodity.

Queues of vehicles, sometimes five or six deep, stretched up to half a kilometre from some petrol stations last week, most of which are shut behind makeshift barriers. Two men in a queue near the city of Zuwara said they had been waiting for five days in the hope of a fresh delivery.

At the few stations around the capital, where cars were inching forward, armed soldiers and police attempted to keep order as motorists and pedestrians carrying containers jostled to get served. Fights sometimes break out, according to locals.

The Libyan government has blamed the fuel crisis on its own “mismanagement of distribution”. But deputy foreign minister Khaled Kaim also accused the international community of “trying to starve the Libyan people by cutting all supplies to 5.2 million people in the south and the west of the country”.

Full article here

Stock up with Fresh Food that lasts with eFoodsDirect (AD)

Libya faces fuel crisis as oil supplies dwindle 101210banner4

This article was posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 3:32 am





Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.

Watch the News

FEATURED VIDEOS
Scotland: Still Not Scot Free See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Mystery Surrounds Weird 'Tree' Cellphone Tower in NC See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

© 2013 PrisonPlanet.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.