The commission for fuel and gas crisis in the Libyan capital of Tripoli has declared that the congestion at filling stations in Tripoli is caused by the distribution of medium amounts of fuel to the stations in an attempt to balance out reserves for the Greater Tripoli area after a decline in fuel amounts in Tripoli oil depot.

The commission justified the low amounts of fuel in Tripoli to the inability of tankers to dock at Zawiyah seaport due to bad weather conditions.

It added that the supply of fuel from Misrata to Tripoli is also causing major disruption due to the closure of the coastal road in Qaser Akhyar town, east of the capital Tripoli.

The Commission expected fuel trucks to enter Tripoli oil depot on Sunday evening and resume fuel distribution to gas stations as normal.