Author Archives: Laury Haytayan

How far can Lebanon go with transparency measures in its oil and gas sector?

How far can Lebanon go with transparency measures in its oil and gas sector?

Last year, Lebanon signed two contracts to explore potential oil and gas resources in its offshore waters. It took the authorities nearly four years to close the country’s first offshore licensing round, with the two contracts awarded to a consortium of companies—France’s Total, Italy’s ENI, and Russia’s Novatek—for two blocks, one in Lebanon’s northern waters

Safety in numbers

This article is part of Executive’s special report on the oil and gas sector. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up October’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon.   In November 2013, then-Minister of Energy and Water Gebran Bassil was busily promoting optimism and working hard to launch the first offshore licensing round for

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