Libyan electricity producer General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) announced that it has successfully reopened the Sidi Al-Sayeh gas pipeline, which supplies power generation units in the west of the country . The installation had been closed by Khalifa Haftar’s men in early April, making it impossible to deliver gas and generate electricity for certain localities in western Libya.

The pipeline routes over 200 million cubic feet of gas per day to power plants. This situation has caused huge load shedding.

GECOL has indicated that it will replace the supply of certain production units that operate normally with fuel oil with natural gas after having completed all the steps necessary to restart the production units that are stopped and sometimes damaged by the fighting.

“The reopening of the pipeline will stabilize the electricity network and supply all the electricity production units throughout the region,” said the public company. She called on the two camps not to vandalize any more “the installations essential to all Libyans like those which allow access to water and electricity, so that the population does not suffer more” .

 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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