BEIRUT: Oil importers will stop delivering fuel across Lebanon on Wednesday but gas stations will individually decide on whether to join the strike planned by private sector associations, associations announced on Tuesday.
“Like any other sector we have been suffering from several problems for a while. The current economic recession... and the absence of a cabinet make the situation even worse,” said Dana Nakad, head of the Oil Importers Association.
“We are partners with the Economic Committees and we support their action on Wednesday ... We call on members of the association to stop working on this day,” Nakad added.
The news that importers will stop delivering fuel was met with support from the Association of Petrol Station Owners.
“We support the decision [to suspend fuel deliveries] for one day but we will leave it to the owners of petrol stations to express their views as suitable.”
The strike action aiming to pressure Lebanese politicians to agree on forming a Cabinet has gathered wide support from business associations including banks.