Gasoline sent to the Libyan terminal, located in the area of NATO air strikes, belongs to Azerbaijan, Musavat newspaper writes referring to Reuters.
Libyan rebels with the help of NATO troops have discovered huge tankers filled with gasoline in the Mediterranean Sea intended for the troops of Muammar Gaddafi, Azerbaijani newspaper writes.
Libyan insurgents brought the tankers to the airport of Benghazi, foothold of Libyan opposition.
The tankers belong to Libya’s state shipbuilding company GNMTC which is controlled by one of Gaddafi’s sons.
Gasoline is sold by a trading company operating in Switzerland, the name of the company is not disclosed. Libyan oil companies are not functioning due to civil war, so Gaddafi is trying to import gasoline secretly to supply it to his troops.
In particular, Gaddafi’s agents buy gasoline and then supply it to Libya through Turkey using forged documents.
According to Azerbaijani source, several studies showed that gasoline sent to the Libyan terminal has Azerbaijani “origin”.
The source says at present Azerbaijan is exporting oil through Turkey. In addition, SOCAR Trading, created by the state oil company of Azerbaijan, is actively developing in the international markets.
Therefore, most likely the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan supports Gaddafi’s terminal providing the necessary fuel, Musavat concludes.