Lebanon to start receiving electricity from Jordan in January — expert

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun approved an exceptional loan of up to 300 billion Lebanese pounds ($200 million) on Monday for the state electricity company to import fuel for generation before suppli
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AMMAN  — Energy expert Hashem Aqel expected that Lebanon would start receiving Egyptian gas next March and Jordanian electricity next January, after the completion of maintenance work on the electricity network and gas pipeline through Syrian territory, and the approval of the World Bank to finance Lebanon’s supply of energy for the next 10 years, according to Al-Rai daily.اضافة اعلان

Aqel said that maintenance work of the Arab gas pipeline in Lebanon ends at the beginning of March to be ready to receive gas from Egypt and through Syria, expecting the arrival of Egyptian gas within a maximum of two or three months, before the Lebanese elections are held in March 2022.

Aqel said that there are two important aspects of this strategic project: firstly, it provides electricity that raises the rate of power supply in Lebanon by about 8–12 hours, and secondly, the supply of gas will generate 450 megawatts of electric power.

Aqel stressed that this project will generate financial revenues that will contribute to solving part of the mounting debt of the National Electric Power Company and reducing the cost of energy generated.

He indicated that it was agreed to provide Lebanon with of 400 megawatts of electrical power, distributed between day and night, knowing that the prices of this exported electricity will change according to global oil prices.

Aqel said that energy consumption will not be affected by any political or other factors, as the World Bank has committed to the financing process.

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