Fire closes Tripoli Oil Pipeline

By John Lee.

Xinhua reports that a fire following an explosion at a fuel pipeline in Zawiya, 45 km west of Tripoli, has been extinguished on Monday.

The blast occurred accidentally on the 16-inch pipeline between the oil storage depots of Zawiya and Tripoli, which transports more than two-thirds of Tripoli's fuel supply.

The closure caused panic in the city, with queues for fuel at filling stations.

(Source: Xinhua)

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