Libyan state power firm Gecol finally started up a 640MW power plant at Ubari in the country’s far southwest on 14 July (MEES, 19 July). But less than a week later fuel supplies to the plant were cut off, with the latest shut-in at the Repsol operated Sharara oil fields on which the plant is reliant for fuel.

Output from Libya’s largest oilfield El Sharara was temporarily halted on 19 July after “valve 13” on the pipeline connecting the fields in Libya’s deep southwest to Zawiya port west of Tripoli was closed by as-yet-unidentified actors. (CONTINUED - 888 WORDS)