Domestic-Use Gas Crisis Worsens in Gaza


Occupied: Headlines From Palestine

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – No sooner is a fuel or a power crisis reduced in the Gaza Strip than another starts, and the crisis which has surfaced recently is domestic gas.

Average Palestinian citizens are always the victims.

A member of Gaza union of gas station owners, Mahmoud al-Shawwa, says the gas crisis in Gaza has intensified because a large number of vehicles in the coastal enclave are run on domestic gas.

Speaking to a Ma’an, al-Shawwa said the quantities of domestic use gas shipped to the Gaza Strip every day are insufficient in the first place.

While the Gaza Strip needs 400-450 tons of domestic gas every day, only 230-240 tons are being shipped, he said. About half of this quantity goes to vehicles run by gas, added al-Shawwa.

The Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip has a maximum capacity of 250 tons of gas a…

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