By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 14 April 2015:
Bani Walid residents are in . . .[restrict]the throes of another fuel crisis, its petrol stations not having received deliveries of fuel in ten days.
All seven petrol stations in the town have been forced to shut down, having no fuel to offer motorists. For now residents must buy petrol in Tarhuna or another nearby town.
A station owner was quoted by Bawabat Al Wasat yesterday that the decision to cut off fuel to the town was intentional and had come from Brega Marketing Company, but this has not been verified.
In contrast to the report, Berga is still supplying Derna with petrol despite the Libyan army’s efforts to maintain an economic stranglehold over the town.
Bani Walid’s swelling population, due to the arrival in March of displaced families from Sirte, Aziziya, Zawia and Warshefana, has only intensified the problems that the shortage has caused residents, the Libya Herald was told.