The army delivered fuel to two critical power stations that had run out. Bringing Lebanon’s energy infrastructure back online Sunday, ending nearly a day of utter blackout. According to a minister.
For the second time this month, the Deir Ammar and Zahrani facilities shut down on Saturday. Prompting the state energy network to totally shut down.
The Mediterranean island is experiencing economic difficulties. Also the cash-strapped government has failed to import enough fuel for energy generation in recent months.
The grid was up and operating again on Sunday. According to Energy Minister Walid Fayad.
“The network is back to normal,” he stated in a statement. Suggesting that production will resume once the gasoil run out at Deir Ammar and Zahrani.
He expressed gratitude to the army for delivering 6,000 kiloliters of gasoil. Half of which he said got distribute to each power plant.
A cargo of fuel oil was to arrive till Saturday evening. According to the state power provider, and to offload at the start of next week.
Since the conclusion of Lebanon’s civil war in 1975-1990. The country has experienced recurring power outages. But the economic crisis has exacerbated the situation.
Private generators are in work by Lebanese who can afford them to keep their appliances running. But their owners have begun to limit power supply owing to the lack of fuel.
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