Power Station threatened with closure due to fuel shortage
Power Station threatened with closure due to critical fuel shortage
The Energy and Natural Resources Authority suffers from an acute shortage of fuel needed to operate the only power plant in the Gaza Strip. Under these extreme conditions, caused by the closure of border crossings and scarcity of fuel supplies, the power station will be forced to shut down completely within the next few days, which will cause a major humanitarian disaster in the Gaza Strip.
The loss of electricity generation will have a devastating effect on humanitarian services such as health, water and sewage services.
Faced with this situation, the Energy and Natural Resources Authority calls for stakeholders in the brotherly Egyptian government to resume the transfer of fuel donated to the Palestinian people, the supply of which was stopped by Egypt nearly a year ago.
Under the current circumstances, the arrival of the Qatari fuel to run the power plant is critical, and the top priority of the Palestinian people who suffer from the blockade and restrictions in various walks of life. The Authority is receptive to any administrative or technical arrangements necessary to ensure receipt at the country level of the requisite quantity of fuel.
We also call on all international stakeholders to ensure a permanent and adequate fuel supply to Gaza, to ensure the continuous operation of the power plant so as to secure the basic human needs of the Palestinian people, and avert the worsening electricity crisis affecting the Gaza Strip.
Energy and Natural Resources Authority