Libyan Power Station Shuts Down for Lack of Fuel After Tanker Attack

A power station in a central Libyan city has shut down from lack of fuel, afterwar planes belonging to the country's official government bombed a tanker delivering supplies, officials of the state-owned power company said on Monday. Air force commander Saqer al-Jouroshi said jets attacked the Libyan-registered tanker Anwaar Afriqya outside the port of Sirte on Sunday because it had been discharging weapons. But state oil firm NOC said the tanker had been bringing 30,000 tonnes of fuel to Sirte's power station. Ashraf al-Marimi, a spokesman for the state power firm, GECOL, in Tripoli said, "The power plant of Sirte has shut down due to a lack of gasoline operating the plant."



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