Libya Prime Minister Stops Production at Libyan Iron & Steel Co
Libya Herald reported that Libya’s Prime Minister Mr Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba has ordered Libya’s Iron and Steel Company to cease production to save 150 MW of electricity. He ordered that Libya’s Misrata-based Iron and Steel Company cease production in order to inject the 150 MW it consumes into the national network.
The move comes as Libya has witnessed extremely high summer temperatures over the last two weeks (high 30’s to mid-40’s centigrade) which have led to increased power cuts. T As is the usual case with lengthy power cuts, it has had knock-on effects on mobile phones, internet and petrol supplies. Queues have started forming at some Tripoli petrol stations as a result of the lack of electricity to power their fuel pumps. he increased power cuts have led to a rise in criticism of the Prime Minister, who it will be recalled had vowed to solve the power cuts problem.