Fuel in SE Libya
There is a fuel station in Tazerbo, but whether they have fuel or not is a hit and miss thing. However it is a reasonably large place, so your guide should be able to hunt up some fuel if the situation is desperate.
As far as I know there is still no fuel station in Rebiana, possibly it can be obtained in limited quantities from locals, but I would plan on having enough for the Kufra - Tazerbo stretch. The Tazerbo - Timsah stretch is completely without fuel (Wau Kebir is just a name on the map... there used to be a military base there during the Chad war, but now it is practically abandoned), you need to have enough for around 800-900 kilometres depending on the route. If you go via Bir Maaruf it is hard piste for most of the way (soft sand for about 50 kms only when leaving Tazerbo) so consumption will be moderate.
I have not done the Rebiana - Wau Namus direct stretch myself, but looking on the map the detour to Tazerbo pretty much negates the benefit of being able to pick up extra fuel, you should be able to stock up in Kufra for the full route. Most probably you will need an extra vehicle for the guide/policeman anyway, try renting a pickup that can carry fuel in drums, more practical than jerrycans.
NOTE: most of this information is 4 years old, things can change there for better or worse pretty fast. Perhaps Budrinna can update us ?
Last edited by andrasz; 13 Jul 2008 at 20:50.