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Cooking gas shortage in Libyan capital

There is a crisis in the provision of cooking gas in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a senior member of the Ministry of Oil and Gas said.

In a telephone interview with the Anadolu news agency, Samir Kamal, director of Planning and Follow-up at the ministry, attributed the problem to the closure of warehouses on the Brega Airport Road since the June 13 due to the armed conflict.

He added that operations to bring gas cylinders by road are extremely dangerous as a result of the bloody strife in Camp 27, the base of an Islamist militia on the western outskirts of the city.

The current crisis has increased the price of gas cylinders on the black market, raising it to 150 dinars ($122).

On Friday, the gas tanker Terbaru arrived in the port of Tripoli loaded with approximately 1,700 tonnes of cooking gas.

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