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Lebanon faced with darkness if a government is not formed to purchase fuel for electricity plants

Added: 03.03.2021 7:16 | 3 views | 0 comments

BEIRUT: Lebanon “will enter total darkness by the end of this month” if a government is not formed, a source in the Finance Ministry has told Arab News amid a growing electricity crisis. Beirut has for a week been enduring a blackout. The city — which in recent years was exempt from the harsh rationing of electricity due to its role as the administrative, commercial, and hospital center for the whole country — used to experience no more than three hours a day of power outage. However, in the last week, the blackouts have exceeded 12 hours a day. There is no clear explanation for these severe blackouts. Several factors are being discussed, including not unloading shipments of fuel imported by...

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