The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) said Tuesday that it had reopened Sidi Al-Sayeh gas pipeline which feeds power generation units in western Libya.

GECOL said in a statement that it will replace feeding the generation units in western Libya with light fuel oil by natural gas after finalizing all needed preparations and reactivating the shut-down units.

"The reopening of the gas pipeline will help stabilize the power network and feed all power generation units in all areas." GECOL added.

It called on all areas not to vandalize the necessary means for life for all Libyans, such as water and electricity so that no damage can be inflicted on any Libyan citizen across the whole country.

An armed group, affiliated with Khalifa Haftar, closed the gas pipeline on April 10 in Sidi Al-Sayeh, causing two total blackouts in the western region in April.