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Gazan official warns of electricity crisis due to fuel shortage
Gazan official warns of electricity crisis due to fuel shortage
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Gaza, Alray - The Gaza Strip's only power plant’s Director has warned on Sunday of possible energy crisis due to the shortage in diesel quantities needed to operate the plant.

The crisis started after the Egyptian authorities destroyed all tunnels along the Gaza Strip boarders. Palestinians used to smuggle Egyptian fuel in addition to other main materials via these tunnels.

"The Gaza power plant tries its best to maintain the current timetable of electricity distribution to  the Strip without any defect,” an official from Gaza's energy authority, Ahmad Abu al-Amrin said.

However, he added in case the crisis of fuel continue, the timetable will be affected severely.

Abu al-Amrin hoped that contacts with the Egyptian authorities could be fruitful so they can avoid immanent electricity crisis.    

The power plant produces about a third of Gaza's electricity. It suffers frequent outages and has already been forced to shut in several occasions in the past. About one million Palestinians have been affected by the latest cuts, with most having to use generators.

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