A Libyan newspaper said Wednesday that Libya's gas supplies to for Italy were cut off after the rebels the city of Nalut have managed to control the gas pipeline linking Libya and Italy. The "Libya Today" newspaper reported that the supply was stopped completely.
Meanwhile, a source close to the Libyan government, said Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ordered his security forces to sabotage oil installations in the country.
The news magazine "Time" said "The vandalism will start by blowing up pipelines to the Mediterranean." It continued, "The objective of sabotage is to send a message to the rebelling tribes in Libya that it is either me (Gaddafi) or chaos."