Libya flags risk of Beirut-scale blast at oil port
Libya’s National Oil Corp warns hydrocarbon stockpiles are at risk of a Beirut-scale explosion as fighting in the country’s civil war escalates. But security sources say the statement was likely meant to draw political attention to the cause, with no intelligence suggesting such an attack is imminent
The risk of damage increases as fighting draws nearer to oil storage areas. But neither side wants to damage the oil infrastructure, which is Libya’s main source of revenue
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