Libya’s NOC says contained fire at LPG tanks on Tripoli Airport Road

LPG tanks on Tripoli Airport Road. [Photo: Internet]
LPG tanks on Tripoli Airport Road. [Photo: Internet]
Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC) firefighters had controlled a blaze  near LPG tanks at the company’s airport road warehouse, thereby averting a humanitarian and environmental disaster.

The fire started as a result of direct shelling of the facility at 8pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019, with first responders on scene shortly thereafter.

The NOC and BPMC urged all parties to immediately withdraw from the local area to avoid any further damage to these vital storage tanks.

“The consequences to the local population of a direct hit on LPG tanks full of flammable fuel cannot be overstated.” NOC said.

The NOC’s Chairman, Mustafa Sanallah, said NOC is truly grateful to our first responders for their unrelenting courage and efforts to avoid a possible humanitarian, ecological and economic disaster.

“We reiterate our call for an immediate ceasefire to ongoing hostilities and an end to the blatant targeting and militarization of oil sector facilities.” Sanallah added.

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