Depletion of diesel raises blackout hours in the east of the country

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Depletion of diesel raises blackout hours in the east of the country

August 13, 2020 - 11:56
Written by: RabiaGolden

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GEOCL) in the eastern region announced that it has ceased supplying all power stations in the region with light diesel, due to the critical depletion of fuel stocks in the Brega Oil Marketing Company’s storehouses.

The GEOCL confirmed, in a statement on Wednesday, the stoppage of fuel supplies will have a negative impact on the electricity network, which is likely to lead to a deficit in electricity generation and an increase to the hours of load shedding in the eastern region.

The company also said that the stability of the electricity grid is directly linked to an improvement in the supply of diesel to the various power plants.