Libya’s state electricity firm Gecol announced on 28 April the reopening of a coastal gas pipeline that supplied around 200mn cfd to cement factories and power stations in Khoms and Misrata before it was forcibly shut down on 9 April.

Eastern-based General Khalifa Haftar’s forces are understood to have cut the gas which caused electricity outages in the western region before National Oil Corporation (NOC) began supplying the plants with more expensive diesel fuel. Mr Haftar’s forces have been fighting to takeover the capital Tripoli for over a year. (CONTINUED - 310 WORDS)