Power map of Libya

Gas supply pressures threatens Libya’s newest generators, as political standoff continues

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Issue 457 - 17 Mar 2022 - By John Hamilton | 7 minute read

Imminent commissioning of the Tobruk, Misratah and Tripoli West gas-fired power plants could put unprecedented strain on a Libyan gas supply network that is already struggling to supply enough feedstock to maintain output at operating stations in Tripolitania. Failing to end the decade-long electricity supply crisis will be politically costly for ‘outgoing’ prime minister Abdelhamid Dabaiba, and it may also be a while before Eni-National Oil Corporation joint venture Mellitah Oil and Gas can cash in on increased European demand by exporting more gas through the Greenstream pipeline 

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