Lebanon works on increasing electricity supply to reach 10 hours through Egyptian gas



Tue, 18 Jan 2022 - 09:50 GMT


Tue, 18 Jan 2022 - 09:50 GMT

Natural gas pipelines - Reuters

Natural gas pipelines - Reuters

CAIRO - 18 January 2022: The Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water, Walid Fayyad, stressed that the government's most important goals are to increase the hours of feeding Lebanon's electricity to become effective and regular by about 8 to 10 hours in the near term, by securing Egyptian gas and Jordanian electricity, so that the monthly electricity bill becomes lower for citizens.


Fayyad pointed to many ways that are being worked on, such as investment and projects proposed in the House of Representatives, the International Monetary Fund, and others, which aim to increase the production of electrical energy, which helps reduce rationing hours.


This came during the minister’s meeting on Monday with the Minister of Economy and Trade, Amin Salam, in the presence of a number of officials, to discuss matters of common interest regarding citizens' concerns, specifically the role of the two ministries in dealing with financial fluctuations and the dollar exchange rate.


He added that private generators are a necessity, and at the same time the government seeks to reconcile the interests of the citizen who needs electricity at the lowest cost and the owners of generators in order to ensure the continuity of their work at this stage.


On September 8, the energy ministers of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan agreed during a meeting in Amman on a roadmap to supply Lebanon with Egyptian gas as soon as possible.




The energy ministers of four Arab countries, namely: Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, agreed to deliver Egyptian natural gas to Lebanon, through Jordan and Syria, provided that they submit an action plan and a timetable for its implementation.




El-Molla said that Egypt is keen to support this cooperation, in recognition of the great importance of Egyptian natural gas to support Lebanon and meet the needs of its people, and based on its permanent role towards the Arab brothers in all issues, under the directives of President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi. .



He explained that Egypt is working to speed up coordination for the arrival of Egyptian natural gas to Lebanon through Jordan and Syria, in the interest of Egypt to alleviate the burdens of the Lebanese people and contribute to supporting the brotherly country and its stability.



Lebanon is facing a shortage of energy supplies, in light of the worst financial and economic crisis in the country's history.




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