Libya rebels hijack oil tanker

Libyan rebels have seized a government-owned petrol tanker on its way to the country.

The move has increased security fears of private companies attempting to operate in the violence-torn country.

With oil refineries, wells and ports disrupted by the fighting between Gaddafi's forces and pro-democracy rebels, fuel has become a key asset for both sides.

But the hijack of the tanker, owned by Libya's National Oil Corporation, means private companies such as Italian energy major Eni may step back further from trade with Libya.