A combination of corruption, incompetence, and underinvestment have led to a major fuel crisis in Lebanon This weekend, the country saw a 24-hour blackout that was only solved when the central bank provided the energy ministry with $100 million of credit to secure fuel If the new government fails to solve the energy crisis in Lebanon, there are very real fears that the country could fall into civil war Lebanon’s fuel crisis has worsened over the last week as the country experienced a 24-hour blackout over the weekend, following years of instability in the energy sector. Lebanon’s population of 6 million faced a total 24-hour blackout starting Saturday as two of the country’s major power plants, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, run out of diesel fuel meaning they were unable to supply the electricity the country needed. Power was only restored on Sunday after the central bank provided the energy […]