Lebanon heading for more power blackouts. No fuel

bassil gibran 24-24Lebanon is heading for more power blackouts as power plants will progressively start reducing their supply starting Monday afternoon due to fuel shortage.

The decision to reduce power supply was due to the Finance Ministry’s delay in providing the credit funds necessary for the purchase of oil and gas used in the electricity production process, Electricité du Liban was quoted as saying by NOW.

The latest electricity crisis will result in the reduction of the hours of supply to most Lebanese regions, with some areas set to receive only 12-hours of power, the sources added.

They also said that even if the payments were secured, the ships providing the fuel required by the power plants will find it hard to dock at the nearby ports due to the harsh weather conditions expected this week.

In November, caretaker Energy Minister Gebran Bassil said that Lebanon will suffer from additional power cuts starting from December “because the Finance Ministry owes EDL money which it is not paying.”

  • 5thDrawer

    Hey Libnan1. How are we doing?? Chatting with ‘the family’ yet??

    • libnan1

      5th, I’m doing well in snowy philly. My mother just came back from visiting Lebanon and told me things are as good as they can be. The GREAT is keeping the place in check. Also she said there are many groups trying to derail his efforts in providing electricity especially the sunni gangsters that don’t like to see him succeed on the electricity front.

      • 5thDrawer

        Well .. yes, snow is better than rain 😉 And I believe MANY want to ‘derail’ Lebanon, period. I’m glad she had a good trip, made it back, and I’m sure she didn’t go shopping in Tripoli. :-)) ‘As good as they can’ … YES, I believe that. It’s horrible.

  • 5thDrawer

    Hey Libnan1. How are we doing??

    • libnan1

      5th, I’m doing well in snowy philly. My mother just came back from visiting Lebanon and told me things are as good as they can be. The GREAT is keeping the place in check. Also she said there are many groups trying to derail his efforts in providing electricity especially the sunni gangsters that don’t like to see him succeed on the electricity front.

      • 5thDrawer

        Well .. yes, snow is better than rain 😉 And I believe MANY want to ‘derail’ Lebanon, period. I’m glad she had a good trip, made it back, and I’m sure she didn’t go shopping in Tripoli. :-)) ‘As good as they can’ … YES, I believe that. It’s horrible.

  • Tk

    The banner behind him should be more descriptive. It should read 24/24 hr me and my father in law we will steal the money money for all non hezbullah partisans

  • Tk

    The banner behind him should be more descriptive. It should read 24/24 hr me and my father in law we will steal the money money for all non hezbullah partisans

  • Tk

    The banner behind him should be more descriptive. It should read 24/24 hr me and my father in law we will steal the money money for all non hezbullah partisans