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Lebanon’s gas plans face mounting challenges

Political unrest in Lebanon has hampered efforts to carry on with offshore licencing rounds and deploy FSRUs to tackle power shortages Political unrest in Lebanon has hampered efforts to carry on with offshore licencing rounds and deploy FSRUs to tackle power shortages.
By Staff reporter 24 January 2020 Middle East & Africa / Exploration & Production 0 34965
Map showing open blocks in Lebanon's second offshore licensing round

On 13 January this year, Lebanon’s then-caretaker Energy Minister Nada Boustani confirmed the deadline for applications for the country’s second offshore licencing round would be moved to 30 April. The awards had been expected by 31 January.

Lebanon only this week formed a government after three months without one. Political unrest has also caused delays for Beirut’s plans to deploy three FSRUs by 2021, which are aimed at tackling power shortages.

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