Most Libyan oil fields under rebel control

February 28, 2011 17:20

BRUSSELS - Most of Libya's oilfields are no longer under control of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the European Union's energy commissioner said on Monday.

"There is reason to believe most of the oil and gas fields are no longer under Gaddafi's control," Guenther Oettinger told a news conference.

"Instead we have provisional (regional) leaders who have taken control," he said, adding there was therefore no point in blockading Libyan energy shipments.

"We would be punishing the wrong people," he said.

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