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EXCLUSIVE: EU chokes Qadhafi's fuel supply

Brussels tightens sanctions regime; Direct trade with Tripoli targeted

TIGHTER European Union sanctions on Muammar Qadhafi’s regime have been agreed and will be sent to the European Council for formal approval on 8 June, Petroleum Economist has learnt. The measures will directly target trade in and out of the regime by banning vessels from landing at six ports. It is understood that any vessel that breaks the embargo would afterwards be banned from landing in an EU port. The news, which follows the defection of former oil chief Shokri Ghanem, will increase pressure on Qadhafi. It will also exacerbate fuel shortages in the west, where civilians are said to be queuing for up to five days for gasoline that sells for more than $5 a litre. While the EU works to im

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