Main Oil Refinery In Western Libya Shut Down By Protesters

- November 29th, 2012

Injured soldiers protested outside western Libya’s main oil refinery on Thursday, closing operations for the second time this month, a company spokesman said, and raising fears of a petrol shortage in the war-battered country.

Injured soldiers protested outside western Libya’s main oil refinery on Thursday, closing operations for the second time this month, a company spokesman said, and raising fears of a petrol shortage in the war-battered country.

Highlights from market news:

– Veterans of the civil war which ousted Muammar Gaddafi gathered out side oil plant run by Zawiya Oil Refining demanding compensation and treatment

– Number of protests outside refineries leave a significant challenge for new government who depends largely on oil revenues

– Refinery was forced to shut down for two days due to a similar protest early November

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