The commissioned governor of Nabatiyeh, Dr. Hassan Fakih, denied in a statement, “issuing any decision to prevent motorcycles from filling gasoline in Nabatiyeh, despite his keenness to distribute fuel on a daily basis and equitably to all citizens,” noting that “any decision issued by him will be through generalization to the municipalities in the province.”
The representative of fuel distributors, Fadi Abu Shakra, previously explained that “the quantities of fuel we receive are not enough for the market’s needs. This matter no longer suits us, neither as distributors, nor as stations, nor as citizens,” describing the situation as difficult.
He added in a radio interview that “there is no strength or power,” referring to “a series of meetings and contacts today with the importing companies and the General Directorate of Oil.”
In a related context, the head of the Association of Oil Importers, George Fayyad, previously explained that “the available quantities of gasoline are sufficient for between 6 to 7 days of consumption, and we expect that next week will witness a breakthrough in terms of opening credits by the Banque du Liban, and the arrival of gasoline ships. This would solve the problem for 15 days.”
He stressed that “what is required is a sustainable solution,” noting that “if fuel subsidies are lifted, there will be greater freedom in terms of import, so that we do not wait for the subsidized dollars.”