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Lebanese media: The country’s entry into the darkness

Today, Saturday, Lebanese media revealed the complete disconnection of the electricity network and the entry of Lebanon into darkness after work stopped in the Al-Zahrani and Deir Ammar plants for energy production.
And about “the complete disconnection of the electricity network and Lebanon’s entry into darkness, after the Al-Zahrani and Deir Ammar plants stopped, as a result of the exhaustion of diesel fuel and the decline in energy production to below 200 megawatts.”
Our correspondent also confirmed, “The decrease in energy production in Lebanon from 350 megawatts to less than 200 megawatts due to the depletion of mazut in power plants.”
He explained that, according to the information received, the Lebanese government is working to supply the Deir Ammar and Zahrani stations with stored fuel for extreme necessities, to partially restore electricity in various Lebanese regions.
And a Lebanese newspaper had indicated, according to information received, that the Minister of Energy, Walid Fayyad, referred to the Director General of the Tender Department, Jean Al-Aliyah, yesterday, Saturday, the approval of the “Central Bank” on credits for importing fuel, and that the administration would conduct the tender as soon as possible, in the event that it was a book The conditions take into account the criteria requested by the European Union, provided that the largest number of companies participate in the tender.
The energy ministers of Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon agreed, last August, to present a plan of action and a timetable for the implementation of the transfer of Egyptian gas to Lebanon, in addition to the transfer of electricity from Jordan through Syria to Lebanese territory.
Lebanon has been suffering for months from a fuel shortage crisis that is reflected in various sectors, including hospitals, bakeries, communications and foodstuffs, in the midst of an economic collapse that has been going on for two years, which the World Bank has ranked among the worst in the world since 1950.

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