By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 14 April 2015:
After months of gas shortages that have sometimes led to men threatening each other . . .[restrict]with guns at gas lines, Benghazi’s gas woes seem to be drawing to a close.
Brega Oil and Gas Company transported 6,000 gas cylinders to the city yesterday. The subsidised cylinders will be rationed to residents who will only have to pay LD4 for each cylinder. Cylinders have been selling for as much as LD 120 on the black market during the past months of shortages.
Brega’s distribution director Faraj Igeed and Brega’s director of sales last week met Benghazi Crisis Committee head Zakaria Bitamer to discuss ways to solve the gas shortages.
Eastern Libya received a shipment of a million cooking gas cylinders at Tobruk’s Hariga Port last month. Yesterday’s delivery to Benghazi in only the first many shipments that will be delivered to the city. The Crisis Committee hopes that the distribution of gas supplied by Brega will ease the city’s gas problems by as much as 60%.
Problems at the ports and obstacles to transportation were blamed for the recent shortages .