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Libyan GECOL warns of damage to power grid if gas supply ceases
The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has warned of possible damage to the power network of the country if gas supply to power plants ceases due to the crisis of closing oil fields and ports by protesters who called on the Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah to hand over power to the PM-designate Fathi Bashagha.
The remarks came in a press conference for GECOL on Thursday, when officials said that Sirte Company for Gas had informed them that it would cease supplies to power plants due to the halted production, adding that this could lead to massive damage to the grid and cause new outages.
Social media pages circulated a letter from the director of Sirte Company for Gas Abdullah Al-Shuwigi to GECOL, saying they would halt production in Al-Sahel and Al-Erada fields next week due to lack of storage capacity following the halted exports of oil and gas over the last two months, reiterating that the company would; therefore, halt gas supplies to GECOL.