By Sami Zaptia.
London, 28 December 2016:
The Fuel and Gas Emergency Committee announced today that all of Tripoli’s petrol stations have been fitted with power generators and CCTV cameras.
The Emergency Committee was formed by the National Oil Corporation’s (NOC) BREGA subsidiary to mitigate fuel and cooking gas shortages which were often criminally or politically instigated post the 2011 revolution. BREGA is the marketing arm of the NOC for fuels, cooking gas and vehicle oils.
The Committee said that the measure, which it has been working on for a few years now, was in order to counter the debilitating effects of power cuts on ‘’most areas of the capital for long periods’’.
It also said that CCTV cameras were installed at all petrol stations as part of measures to counter any ‘’criminal’’ activities on petrol stations.
In fact, it was the Salvation Government that had announced in August 2015 that it would be providing generators to Tripoli’s petrol stations.