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Lebanese-Syrian Technical Team Inspects Arab Gas Pipeline

Lebanese-Syrian Technical Team Inspects Arab Gas Pipeline

Tuesday, 28 September, 2021 - 07:00
Lebanon's then-Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar, Jordan's Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Hala Zawati, Syria's Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Bassam Tohme, and Egypt's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla meet in Amman (Reuters)

A joint technical team from the Syrian Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ministry and the Lebanese Energy Ministry began on Monday inspecting the Arab Gas Pipeline.

Damascus agreed to Beirut's request for assistance in transmitting Egyptian gas and Jordanian electricity through Syrian territory to Lebanon during recent talks held in Damascus.

The Syrian Ministry said in a statement to SANA that the team is expected to submit on Tuesday its report on the technical readiness of the gas pipeline at the Lebanese side.

On September 8, the energy ministers of Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and Lebanon agreed to supply Lebanon with Egyptian gas during a meeting in Amman.

The plan is part of efforts to address Lebanon’s power shortages using Egyptian gas to be supplied via the Arab pipeline established some 20 years ago.

Lebanon hopes to get enough gas to generate power at a power plant in the north.

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