By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 15 April 2017:
Barely 48 hours after a deal was reached to reopen the gas pipeline from the Wafa field, it has been shut down again and Tripoli once more faces power cuts.
Two days ago National Oil Corporation (NOC) chief Mustafa Sanalla announced that Wafa had been reopened after being blocked for 18 days. NOC reportedly negotiated with local elders to resume the daily production of 450 million cubic feet of gas.
After being processed at Mellitah that part of the gas which is not fed into the undersea export line to Italy is used by the 900 MW Ruwais power station, whose six dual-fuel turbines generate electricity for the Jebel Nafusa as well as the capital.
NOC has not yet issued a statement on the cause and location of latest gas supply disruption.