The Attorney General’s Office announced yesterday that its Public Prosecutor has banned 15 petrol stations in northwestern Libya for fuel smuggling abroad.
The banned petrol stations, the Attorney General’s Office said, had deliberately disposed of quantities fuel for the benefit of groups that make a living by smuggling fuel out of the country.
The ban comes as part of continued measures aimed at curbing the illicit trade in fuel in the area extending from the city of Zawia to the Ras Jdair Libyan-Tunisian border crossing, the Attorney General’s Office explained.
32 petrol stations banned in October
It will be recalled that at the end of this October, 32 petrol stations in the western region of Zawia had been banned by the Attorney General from receiving state subsidised fuel from the state Brega Marketing Company, a subsidiary of the NOC. They were accused of fuel smuggling.
PM Aldabaiba warns of ‘‘frightening’’ subsidies
The Attorney General’s announcement yesterday of the banning of 15 petrol stations from receiving any further subsidised fuel from the state comes on the back of the warning last Thursday by Tripoli based Libyan prime minister, Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba, that the figures for Libyan subsidies are ‘‘frightening’’.
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