(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The energy and Natural Resources Authority confirmed that the deliberate procrastination by the Egyptian authorities, in addition to the lack of coordination between the Egyptian intelligence services and the Egyptian General Petroleum led to delaying the arrival of the Qatari fuel shipment to the Gaza Strip, so far.
The Authority said in a statement on Wednesday, that it has exhausted all efforts and all required actions to receive the Qatari fuel shipment, currently in the port of Suez's reservoirs, pointing out that the only power plant in Gaza has been working, since four months, with only one generator out of four because of the lack of fuel supplies for the station.
The energy and natural resources authority called on the Egyptian authorities to allow the Qatari fuel into Gaza immediately.
It considered that allowing the fuel into Gaza through Awja crossing, as ordered by the occupation authorities and approved by Egypt, causes the delay of this Arabic aid arrival to Gaza and gives way to the Zionist blackmail and control against the Palestinian people, knowing that transportation costs increase if fuel is allowed by Awja crossing.
Furthermore, the authority added that allowing only 450 thousand liters per day means running only two generators out of four in the power plant. Thus, the electricity crisis in Gaza will not be solved and the outages will continue. Besides, transferring all Qatari fuel shipments to the power plant by this amount will take 65 days. Yet, the power plant is in dire need for this shipment, especially in summer in which power consumption doubles.