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Shortages of industrial fuel and cooking gas continue

البريد الإلكترونى طباعة
Imports of industrial fuel used to operate the Gaza Power Plant (GPP) declined slightly compared to last week (1.05 vs. 1.09 million litres). Due to the fuel shortfall stemming from funding shortage, the GPP continues to operate at only 38 percent of its full capacity. As a result, the majority of the population continues to experience power cuts of 8-12 hours per day. Operation of the GPP is also impeded by the shortage of materials needed to maintain and
repair vital equipment, due to restrictions imposed on the import of these materials by the Israeli authorities. Some 97 materials essential for maintaining the GPP have continued to be denied entry since June 2007. Similarly, imports of cooking gas declined by 14 percent this week (750 vs. 873 tonnes), representing 54 percent of the average weekly needs, as estimated by the Gas Stations Owners Association. As shortfalls continue, the rationing scheme for cooking gas, introduced in November 2009, remains in place.

Source:Protection of Civilians: 26 2 - 8 June 2010
UN OCHA
 
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