Monday, 17 March 2014

Gaza power plant restart delayed over fuel


GAZA CITY (AFP) -- Gaza's sole power station will not resume operations until Monday, despite Israel reopening a crossing to fuel deliveries, the deputy chief of the Gaza energy authority said on Sunday.

Officials had said Israel would allow the resumption of diesel deliveries into Gaza on Sunday, a day after the Palestinian territory's power plant stopped working because of a lack of fuel.

"The central power station will resume operations at 06:00 a.m." on Monday, Fathi al-Sheikh Khalil told AFP.

"We were expecting the delivery today (Sunday) of 500,000 liters of fuel, but the delivery has been delayed, and only 100,000 liters have been delivered," he said.

"We should receive 500,000 liters tomorrow." more

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