The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah instructed the Ministry of the Interior to oblige all gas stations, in coordination with the Brega Company and the Fuel Distribution Committee assigned by the Prime Minister, to address the problem of crowds at gas stations.
A letter by the Minister of State for Prime Minister Affairs, Adel Jumua, referred to the meeting that Dbeibah held last Thursday to follow up the distribution of fuel to the stations, after noticing the congestion at the stations, the closure of some of them, and the failure to receive and distribute fuel.
The letter asked the Minister-designate of Interior to oblige gas stations to resume their operations, to address the problem of congestion, and to coordinate in this regard with the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Directorate Affairs, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brega Oil Marketing Company.
Brega Oil Marketing Company attributed the congestion at the gas stations to a sharp decrease in the quantities of fuel programmed for transfer from Al-Zawiya depot and its impact on the Tripoli depot.
Brega company added in a statement on Saturday that the bad sea conditions prevented the entry of two fuel tankers into Al-Zawiya port for the past two days, which resulted in a sharp decline in the capacity of Al-Zawiya oil depot. It noted that it was recently able to address the situation by resuming supply after the two tankers entered the port of Al-Zawiya, coinciding with the supply from the Anwar Africa tanker anchored in the port of Tripoli, pointing out that the quantities of fuel currently available in its depots amount to about 128 million liters.
The statement called on the owners of stations that refrain from receiving supplies to give priority to the public interest and go to supply directly from the company's depots, in implementation of the instructions of the Public Prosecutor's Office.