By Jamal Adel.
Beida, 25 April 2015:
A section of pipeline in the Jalu oasis was stolen this morning. Fortunately it was not . . .[restrict]being used at the time and there was no spillage.
“The thief stole the pipe from an unoperational line coming from the Al-Nakhla field,” an engineer at the field told the Libya Herald. “He probably he wanted it for his own use at home.”
The theft occurred 19 kilometres from Jalu. The nearest Pteroleum Facilities Guards were 40 kilometres away at Waha Oil’s Gialo 59 field. They were unaware of the theft.
Although theft of electricity cables is commonplace across Libya, pipeline theft is fairly usual. More damaging are the activities of farmers ploughing the ground in which gas pipelines have been buried. Although some two metres deep, it often results in lines being broken. [/restrict]