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Protesters shut down Libya's Greenstream pipeline

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Protesters shut down Libya's Greenstream pipeline


Protesters in Libya have shut down the Greenstream pipe line which exports gas to Italy.

The action was taken by members of the minority Berber community who are demanding a bigger say in a committee to be elected to draft Libya’s new constitution.

The closure deprives Libya’s weak government of a vital source of income.

It also adds to Italy’s energy headaches after Ukraine halted gas imports from Russia, which could also impact supplies. Italy depends heavily on Russian gas.

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