Fuelling Points In Libya & The Sahara





fuelling points in Libya



The above map of Libya shows the main fuelling points and petrol stations in Libya and the Libyan Sahara. The fuel stations along the Libyan coast are far more numerous than those shown above. Although the above map will aid in designing your desert offroad tour across the Sahara, 4x4 or 4wd desert travel in Libya requires carrying spare jerry cans of fuel or gasoline, extra water containers, and other essential supplies for emergencies. To check distances between the above sites, please refer to our distances page.




green jerry can



List of The Fuel Points

  • Zuwarah
  • Aljawsh (east: Shakshuk - Jadu - Yefren - Gharyan - Tajura - Tripoli)
  • Nalut
  • Ghadames
  • Darj
  • Aidri
  • Sabha (then east:  Hun - Waddan - Zillah)
  • Tkerkiba
  • Meknosa
  • Awbari
  • Awaynat
  • Ghat
  • (Between Berjuj &  Tesawa)
  • Murzuq
  • Traghen
  • Zueila
  • Tmessa
  • Tazerbu (then south: Kufrah)
  • Jalu
  • Awjla
  • Ajdabiya (then east: Benghazi - Tolmeitha - Apollonia - At Tamimi - Tobruk)
  • Albraygah
  • Sirt
  • Misrata
  • Alkhoms (Leptis Magna)
  • Tripoli
  • Janzur
  • Azzawya
  • Sabratha
  • Zuwarah




Gasoline (gasolene): بنزين

is a highly flammable mixture of liquid hydrocarbons, derived from petroleum, and containing between five and eight carbon atoms. Gasoline is used as a fuel for internal-combustion engines in automobiles, motorcycles, and small trucks. Gasoline is also known as petrol, benzín, benzin, gasolina, bensiini, benzina, bensin, and benzyna. In Libya is is called benzina or benzeena.




is a gasoline substitute consisting of 90% gasoline and 10% grain alcohol derived from corn.



Leaded gasoline (leaded petrol)

is gasoline or petrol treated with a lead compound to reduce motor knocks. But combustion of leaded gasoline releases lead into the air  and thus causing lead poisoning.



Unleaded gasoline: ( بنزين خالي من الرصاص)

is gasoline that has not been treated with lead, and thus is much safer than leaded petrol.




Diesel is a type of gasoline specifically designed to power a diesel engine, in which the fuel oil is ignited by the heat of a highly compressed air rather than by a spark, and therefore is relatively fuel-efficient. The most common type of diesels is the fractional distillate of petroleum fuel oil, also known as petrodiesel, to distinguish it from other non-petroleum diesels such as biodiesel, biomass to liquid (BTL), gas to liquid (GTL) diesel, or Ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD), which has a low sulphur contents and therefore becoming more common. In Libya diesel is called naftha or nafta.