More blackouts expected as Lebanon runs out of fuel

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The Turkish power ship Fatmagul power-ship is expected to shut down its operation by Monday since Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil refused to sign a loan for the state owned Electricité du Liban ( electricity utility) company to buy fuel oil for the power ship, according to a report by NOW

“The finance minister considers that signing loans without the prior consent of the council of ministers is illegal,” a well-informed source told NOW.

The ship is expected run out of fuel oil by Monday .

Moreover Lebanon’s power plants are expected to completely run out of fuel by the end of March in case the Electricité du Liban (EDL) company failed to provide the required fuel NOW added.

According to the report EDL plans to increase the electricity rationing to more than 3 hours a day in Beirut and 14 hours a day in other areas, and eventually to a complete blackout come April.

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37 responses to “More blackouts expected as Lebanon runs out of fuel”

  1. MekensehParty Avatar
    MekensehParty

    You will free Falastine when you’ll have electricity 24/7
    NEVER!!!

  2. libnan1 Avatar

    Lebanese will definitely miss energy minster Basil.

    1. nagy_michael2 Avatar
      nagy_michael2

      or rather he didn’t leave any money to for the gov’t to buy fuels..

      1. Hannibal Avatar

        LOL

        1. nagy_michael2 Avatar
          nagy_michael2

          Well here is the minister in charge of the Energy Minister who basically happened to be an M8 Politician..

          Energy Minister Arthur Nazarian, 63, Armenian Orthodox from Beirut, is a lawmaker and businessman. A member of the Tashnag Party, he won unopposed in the 2009 parliamentary elections. He is a member of the Armenian General Benevolent Union.

          And Amal minister is refusing to grant money to the energy.. why? can we take away the power from Dahia and resupply it to somewhere else in Beirut?

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            ‘Normal’ governments work something like this:
            All the low-end slogs do the work, send the bills, pay the bills, keep the machine running – and keep all the notes of what they do.
            Middle-management-types and Dept-heads collect the notes, have coffee breaks to spread gossip, and wait for someone to ask for the notes.
            All the ‘high-end’ ministers have pictures taken with babies, and elected people decide ‘policy’ – and do the over-all arguing (dialogues) about budgets funded by taxes, etc. But true, they don’t sign for bills. Lebanon is ‘normal’ I guess.

          2. libnan1 Avatar

            “he won unopposed in the 2009 parliamentary elections” that is right. Anyone on Aoun’s list will win unopposed because no one dares to run against us. I suggest you deal with it.
            Also the reason the Finance minter did not sign the bill because the ship is owned by Sunni/salafi, so there.

          3. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Dork

          4. libnan1 Avatar

            You back to name calling. You just can’t deal with the truth.

          5. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Oh I think I’ve seen the truth well enough. No-one has a regular electricity supply – friends get sick from food that spoils even out of the sweaty hot fridge – internet traffic fails from lack of power AND supply – candle-making is ‘big business’ in most small towns – hospital stays are expensive because if they wish to see, they need to run generators at 3x or more the fuel cost to central generators – and windows are left open to ‘air’ the place anyway to the dust and germs …. etc, etc, etc.

          6. nagy_michael2 Avatar
            nagy_michael2

            libnan1 the Energy Minister belongs to Aoun. so what exactly are you talking about? and Khalil is Amal and he won’t fund the Fuel. these two clowns are M8 get it..Deal with it.. lol

          7. nagy_michael2 Avatar
            nagy_michael2

            man all i am saying is the current Energy minister is part of M8 and most importantly part of Aoun block. so are you discounting him because he is not Bassil.. he’s part of M8 and Khalil who is playing broke do not want to fund the fuel. so two gangsters getting together playing dumb so they steal the last Lira Bassil left them as crums..

          8. libnan1 Avatar

            Yoh nagy dude, away from this political stuff. I was out in your neck of the woods visiting my son at Stanford, we drove down to JPL where he’s going to do a summer internship. That place is nice, better than this freezing hell we live in. Anyway, do you know by any chance a nice apartment or someone that rents rooms for the summer in the Pasadena area? It will be nice if you can help out this Orange man…..:) BTW, I found out that the guys that runs JPM is Lebanese from Shouf and a Aouni too ……:) Thanks.

          9. nagy_michael2 Avatar
            nagy_michael2

            I don’t know anyone in Pasadena because i live in Los Angeles. But i heard about the Lebanese guy who is in charge of JPL and he seems like a nice guy. Anyway i have some armenians friends who live close by the city and I can ask them.. email your address at nagy_michael2@yahoo.com

          10. libnan1 Avatar

            I tried to send you an email but it came back as unknown. Anyways thanks for the offer. My son thinks he found a place on roommates.

          11. nagy_michael2 Avatar
            nagy_michael2

            sorry my email got locked and I am trying to get yahoo to unlock it but no response..

          12. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Probably protecting you from some ‘terror’ incursion … I get warnings if ‘Daily Star’ sends something … OR you posted too many nude pics to consenting adults.
            Consent is a variable factor these days. 😉

          13. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Since you stole the ‘Orange’ from the Irish, I have something else for you to contemplate …

          14. libnan1 Avatar

            My bottles don’t freeze 5th. My JD bottle is either empty or always moving ….

          15. 5th ass Avatar

            Where do you live bonehead! why don’t you go back to LBN and exprience live the way it is. We appreciate the things common out side LBN but it is hard to imagine that the things we consider common & basic such as electricity, clean air & water, or internet connections, or not getting blown up, etc,. unless you experience situation in other countries like LBN. you and your 3aoun ass go to hell! and hell is waiting for you.

          16. libnan1 Avatar

            5th ass, Thanks for the compliment…..I don’t live in Lebanon. I’m proud of people like you (even though you dislike us FPM) who work to generate their own electricity. I had been keen on this concept for long time if read my old posts. As you found out generating power is not hard but distributing is a challenge due to theft and loss in power lines. I did encourage my brother in law to do the same thing as you did. If 50% of buildings do the same thing by using alternative power there will plenty of power to go around for the ones that don’t generate their own.
            Now clean air and water are different story as they are much harder to accomplish. Frankly we in the US suffer from pollution in certain cities that is worst than Beirut, so don’t ask for too much…..One thing at a time. Security first.
            We at FPM are working very hard to make your life easier. One of the major problem is that our working brain trusts are outside Lebanon but we are trying to fix that problem.
            As far my ass and Aoun’s ass going to hell, well have some more work to do before that happens. Even if Aoun’s ass went to hell my ass still young enough to hang out. You just have to deal with my ASS for a long while I hope…..

          17. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            (gonna try and freeze it more often too …)

          18. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Well libnan1 … it wasn’t the Aounies who finally wrote the ‘promissory note’ to get another tanker to drop it’s load. Apparently the country has a couple billion in ‘notes’ out there … how long before you think someone will want to collect?

        2. libnan1 Avatar

          LOL

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      Right Libnan1 … And Aoun’s fuel-savers too. Right?
      A ‘finance minister’ who can’t sign a bill … right … and since he doesn’t have the money probably sensible, even if the accountants can show he didn’t add a little ‘tax’ to it before signing – because all the ‘accounting’ is ‘up front and open’ too, after all.

      1. 5th ass Avatar

        The country created a mafia of electricity generators that feed streets with spaghetti like lines that are dangerous and kill! these mafias fight among themselves Killing members of each other to controlling the feed and territory- these mafias are affiliates to the local politicians who permit these practices and approve of such acts- it is the law of the jungle! I for me no mafia electricity feed to my home – I have created a network of naturally and environmentally friendly energy- a combination of wind, solar and stored energy that generate enough for my daily needs- the hell with government and the local mafias !

        1. MekensehParty Avatar
          MekensehParty

          Man-o-war can help you with wind

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            LOL …

          2. MekensehParty Avatar
            MekensehParty

            😉

        2. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          Yes 5thAss … I do know what of you speak … have other examples from other trips but this should do well enough – a chance shot in Tripoli … although, one would be hard pressed to know if the wires were actually holding this undoubtably approved ‘addition’ up as well. :-))))
          We’ll assume the windows open in …..

    3. MekensehParty Avatar
      MekensehParty

      I miss him every minute of my days and nights

      1. nagy_michael2 Avatar
        nagy_michael2

        Lol we all missed him.

  3. More wonderful news, but fear not ye citizens of the most BEAUTIFUL country in the world, there is plenty of Hot Air to turn those turbines.

  4. Leborigine Avatar
    Leborigine

    Lets see M8 sort this one out! Ask your sisterly neighbour for some assistance, assad may have some reserves put aside for you guys! You are helping him in the war after all, pay back tme.

  5. The gift that keeps on giving, Civil wars are great aren’t they? almost 40 years later and the power grid is that of a third world country! but plenty of amo and modern weaponry. culture of war deserves what it gets !!

    If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got!

    1. MekensehParty Avatar
      MekensehParty

      Take it easy on them Geo, quoting Einstein to people who haven’t figure out a formula to distribute electricity to 4 million people in 90 years? Too much for them…

  6. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Hope everyone has candles for April Fool’s Day.

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