By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 7 October 2017:
Sabha and the south are still without fuel despite promises from the fuel depot in Misrata that 100 fuel tankers would arrive 12 days ago.
Fuel tankers drivers had stopped delivering to the south because of attacks and theft by criminal gangs. However, Sebha Mayor Hamed Rafeh told the Libya Herald a fortnight ago that there had been an agreement to transport the fuel first from Misrata to Jufra in a military convoy with security provided by Misratan forces and then from Jufra accompanied by a detachment of the Libyan National Army.
Nothing has arrived, although this newspaper was told during the week by a reliable source that 40 tankers had arrived in Jufra from Misrata and were ready to move on to Sebha. They did not travel further south, however, and it appears that the fuel has gone elsewhere.
There is no reason now not to send tankers, Mayor Rafeh said today. The road between Jufra and Sebha was now secured by the LNA and safe.
He said that he had again been promised by the depot there would be a delivery of fuel arriving tomorrow, but he did not believe it. He had had too many promises and nothing had come. He said that although the authorities in Misrata had approved deliveries, he believed others in the city were preventing it.
It is suggested that the problem is with the forces that were forced out of Tamenhint airbase.