War in Libya reaches Gaza gas pumps

24.06.2011                      22.Siwan, 5771

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War in Libya reaches Gaza gas pumps

Some say smugglers direct fuel to more profitable buyers in war-torn country; others blame Egypt for reducing production of cheap gasoline.

Political turmoil in Libya has created problems in the energy market in the Gaza Strip, a local businessman claims, because cheap gasoline smuggled in from Egypt is now being diverted to markets willing to pay higher prices, he said.
Mahmoud Al-Khazandar, vice-chairman of Gaza’s Oil and Gas Companies Association, said both the quantity and the quality of the cheapest 80-octane fuel has sharply deteriorated in the past three weeks. Smugglers dilute and tamper with the already inferior gasoline entering Gaza through smuggling tunnels in the Sinai Peninsula, he says….