Lebanon needs better institutions, not just greater transparency
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Lebanon needs better institutions, not just greater transparency

A paradox confronts countries endowed with oil and gas resources. Despite their riches, these countries tend to grow slower in the long term, have higher income inequality, be…

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Helping Lebanon strengthen transparency in the oil and gas sector
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Helping Lebanon strengthen transparency in the oil and gas sector

Svein Aass Norwegian ambassador to Lebanon. The dictum ‘the Stone Age did not come to an end because the world ran out of stone’ still rings true. The…

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النفط والغاز في لبنان، نعمةٌ أم نقمةٌ؟
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النفط والغاز في لبنان، نعمةٌ أم نقمةٌ؟

ا الكاتب : عبود زهر يعيق الجدل حول شرعية انعقاد مجلس الوزراء بغياب رئيس للجمهورية البت بالمرسومين المتعلّقين باستخراج النفط بهدف إغلاق دورة التراخيص. إعتُبرت الموارد الطبيعيّة، في…

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Lebanon’s chances of building a successful oil and gas industry
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Lebanon’s chances of building a successful oil and gas industry

Lebanon’s chances of building a successful oil and gas industry in the near term have taken a massive turn for the worse. Over the past year, crude oil…

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The EU versus US Energy Strategy
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The EU versus US Energy Strategy

By Abboud Zahr Less than a decade ago, the future of U.S. energy looked bleak. Domestic production of both oil and gas was dwindling and big American energy…

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Lebanon: Transparency highlighted as key to the oil and gas sector
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Lebanon: Transparency highlighted as key to the oil and gas sector

As part of its series of discussions with experts and professionals working in the oil and gas industry, Middle East Strategic Perspectives met with Abboud Zahr, manager of…

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Shale gas and the future of energy
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Shale gas and the future of energy

THE UNITED States of America is experiencing a revolution in gas production which is known as shale gas. For the past three years, the United States has been…

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تأجيل ملف الغاز والنفط أفضل أم تسريعه؟
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تأجيل ملف الغاز والنفط أفضل أم تسريعه؟

في آخر سنة من ولاية الرئيس اميل لحود زار لبنان المسؤول الأول في الصندوق العربي للتنمية عبد اللطيف الحمد، وبحث مع عدد من المسؤولين الكبار، وفي مقدمهم وزير…

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