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Distribution of Iranian fuel begins in Lebanon

Mariam Saleh

Press TV, Beirut

With the second shipment of Iranian fuel already making its way to most Lebanese areas, the electricity crisis has somewhat been lifted.

Private generators and companies have welcomed the initiative by Hezbollah to bring in Iranian fuel through Syria. Despite some criticism from foes of Hezbollah, the general response has seen the fuel as a form of humanitarian aid.

Hezbollah’s secretary general stressed previously that a bigger portion of this fuel will be distributed as donations. This was one of the major petroleum stations in Lebanon which was affected by the crisis. Today it is the main distributor of Iranian fuel in the country. Several al-Amana stations across Lebanon are responsible for the distribution of gas, either free or selling with a price cheaper than the market.

Experts believe there’s more to the import of fuel from Iran than meets the eye. Hezbollah has also noted that this initiative will not cover all hours of electricity, but that there need to have reforms in the electricity sector; while some of the gasoline shortage should be met with the arrival of the third Iranian ship.

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