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Caretaker Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar traveled to Iraq this morning alongside General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim in order to finalize an agreement to purchase 1 million tons of Iraqi fuel, a source in the presidential palace confirms

Caretaker Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar traveled to Iraq this morning alongside General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim in order to finalize an agreement to purchase 1 million tons of Iraqi fuel, a source in the presidential palace confirms

Beirut stands in darkness during a power outage. (Credit: AFP)

Lebanon’s caretaker energy minister, Raymond Ghajar, headed to Iraq this morning alongside General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim to finalize an agreement to purchase 1 million tons of fuel from Iraq, a source at the presidential palace confirmed to L’Orient Today. The source expected the agreement to be signed today. 

The rush to finalize the agreement comes as Lebanon’s power plants continue to run low on fuel, causing major blackouts throughout the country. In recent weeks, the state energy provider, Électricité du Liban, has provided roughly 4 hours of electricity per day.

The Iraqi fuel shipment could supply Lebanon with six to seven months’ worth of electricity, according to reporting in local media outlets.  



Lebanon’s caretaker energy minister, Raymond Ghajar, headed to Iraq this morning alongside General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim to finalize an agreement to purchase 1 million tons of fuel from Iraq, a source at the presidential palace confirmed to L’Orient Today. The source expected the agreement to be signed today. The rush to finalize the agreement comes as Lebanon’s power plants...