Tunisia strike causes Libya rebel fuel drought

ZLITEN, Libya – A strike at a refinery in neighbouring Tunisia threatens a fuel drought at Nafusa, a rebel mountain stronghold southwest of Tripoli where black market gasoline prices have skyrocketed.
The barren region that in February rose up simultaneously with the east of the country against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi is almost entirely dependent for all supplies on legal and illegal border traffic with southern Tunisia.
A refinery strike in the southern Tunisian seaport of Skhira has created gasoline and diesel shortages that have been immediately felt in the Libyan rebel areas.
Petrol stations in Nafusa, which already would open when there were supplies, have now all shut down completely.

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