Gunmen Attack Mellitah Gas Complex

Two people were wounded on Monday when armed men attacked the Mellitah oil and gas complex (pictured), 22 kilometres west of Zawia.

One of the injured was reported to be the commander of the brigade responsible for the security of the plant, while the other was a soldier.

As many as 20 military vehicles were stolen in the raid.

It is understood that the attack did not disrupt gas production at the complex managed by Mellitah Oil and Gas, a company owned by Italian energy major ENI and Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC).

The complex supplies Italy with 17 million cubic metres of gas per day through the GreenStream pipeline.

(Sources: Libya Herald, AFP. Fox)

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