A fuel reservoir at the Airport Road depot south of Tripoli has gone up in flames after being hit by a shell but did not cause any human damage, Brega Oil Marketing Company has said.

The company said that it started to vacate the Airport Road warehouse on Saturday and will offload the remaining stock in the tanks, in order to ensure the safety of staff, but it also indicated that this will affect the storage capacity and cause a potential fuel shortage in the coming months.