Gaddafi must be feeling the heat. Libyan rebels took control of a major oil refinery in Zawiyah, which is just a half hour from the colonel’s stronghold in Tripoli, and took other areas around the strategic port city. There were signs that many of Gaddafi’s forces deserted the battle. Rebel fighters also said that some Gaddafi loyalists had tried to escape in two boats near the refinery complex, but NATO bombed them. Meanwhile, people leaving Tripoli said that the capital has lost electricity and there are shortages of basic goods, which are further signs that Gaddafi’s time may be running short.