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Total power outage in Lebanon as electricity grid shuts down after running out of fuel

10-10-2021, 12:30 World
Total power outage in Lebanon as electricity grid shuts down after running out of fuel


10 October 2021, 12:30 - NovostiNK
Lebanon's electricity grid has shut down entirely after the country's two main power stations ran out of fuel, according to reports, cited by Reuters.

The al Zahrani and the Deir Ammar power stations stopped working after supplies of diesel were apparently exhausted, and energy production dropped to below 200 megawatts.

The outage will continue for a few days, at least, Reuters news agency has said, quoting an official source.

"The Lebanese power network completely stopped working at noon today, and it is unlikely that it will work until next Monday, or for several days," the official said. The thermoelectric plant stopped at Zahrani power station just one day after the Deir Ammar plant stopped on Friday due to a fuel shortage.

It comes as Lebanon struggles with a fuel shortage that has forced many businesses to close and left people relying on the black market.


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