Following the Iran-backed group's 'emergency plan' to restrict where oil derivatives could be sold, prices at black market locations almost doubled.
Solar energy is popular in Lebanon amid power shortages, but many customers seeking loans to install panels prefer to steer clear of Hizbullah.
The political price tag and repercussions from accepting Iranian help are both excessive, analysts say, and Iran has its own energy crisis to deal with.
Iranian soldiers regularly cross the border to harass and threaten workers at infrastructure projects in a longstanding dispute over water rights.
Iraqi activists sent the #Khalliha_Tkhees hashtag trending during a campaign to boycott Iranian goods in retaliation for gas import reductions.
The army's provision of fuel to the power plants in the country's time of need is more important than Iran's false promises, Lebanese say.
Many Lebanese are enraged by the entry of tankers carrying Iranian oil into the Bekaa Valley via Syria with an armed Hizbullah escort, saying the illegal move will spell 'disaster' for Lebanon.
French company TotalEnergies has signed a $27 billion contract to invest in four mega oil, gas and solar energy projects in southern Iraq.
Authorities blamed ISIS for at least 18 recent attacks on power distribution lines. The government is working around the clock to repair the damaged towers and lines and restore service.
Iraqis worry about the impact of Iran-backed militias' activities on the national oil sector, especially in light of the gains Iraq has achieved in the sector over the past several years.