| 22 May 2024, Wednesday |

Lebanon, towards double rationing … niether electricity, nor generators!

The head of Private Generators Association Owners, Abdo Saadeh, told Al-Markaziyah that “ships will stop producing energy on Saturday, and the factories will follow suit. The state’s rationing will range between 20 and 22 hours, in conjunction with scarcity of diesel.”

He pointed out that the owners of generators are following up “developments to study the next steps and options available, to determine how to keep on securing energy for citizens.” We do not know what will happen and we are looking for other solutions, ”pointing out that“ if  factories and ships engines are switched off, this means that we are on the verge of a  major problem and we will be dragged and forced to adopt the bitter option that we are avoiding , represented by forced rationing, because electricity supply will be halt, without providing diesel.

Saadeh reiterated warnings against fuel subsidies removal, considering that “it will lead to a disaster and a social earthquake.” The generators ’bill will be multiplied” setting an example, “a generator owner buys diesel monthly at a value of 50 million pounds, and if the price of the plate reaches 127 thousand pounds, the price will increase to 250 million, if he can secure an amount , for he cannot borrow it”.  In return, he asked .”if  the generator owner was able of securing this amount, how will  the subscribers pay the bills? ”, Explaining that“ in short, if subsidy is lifted, neither the owner of the generator nor the subscriber will be able to go on., ”according to“ AL-Markaziyah ”.