The national supply network has stopped operating after running out of fuel at two major power stations, leaving Lebanon without electricity.
“The Lebanese power grid completely shut down at noon today and it is unlikely to be operational until next Monday, or in a few days,” a Beirut-based central official told Reuters.
This has plunged the country into complete darkness. It all started on Friday when the plant in Deir Ammar closed. On Saturday, the Zahrani power plant was closed. The reason: There was no longer a drop of oil to produce energy.
This country produces energy with the oil it extracts or imports, but the crisis has plagued.
Six million people are under darkness and only 5,000 homes are getting power from the 200 megawatt production.
Power outages have been a problem in Lebanon since the end of the years-long war, for which the small country relies on fuel imports.
Many Lebanese rely on private diesel generators, as they have constant light troubles just like us Albanians who suffered terribly from 1991 until at least 2008.
Lebanon is paralyzed by an economic crisis which has deepened as imported fuel supplies have been shut down. The Lebanese currency has fallen by 90% since 2019
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