IEA moves to enhance global gas security
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IEA moves to enhance global gas security

While the rise of the liquefied natural gas market has accelerated the globalization of natural gas, the energy security implications of this transformation have attracted much less attention.…

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Stakeholder Engagement for Local Content Planning in Oil and Gas Projects
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Stakeholder Engagement for Local Content Planning in Oil and Gas Projects

Local content requirements for the oil and gas sector now exist in many jurisdictions. The principal objective of local content strategies is the maximization of local benefits from…

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PROSPECTS FOR AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN GAS TRADING HUB
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PROSPECTS FOR AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN GAS TRADING HUB

The Eastern Mediterranean potentially holds substantial amounts of natural gas, some already discovered but with a lot more to come. Even though substantial quantities of this gas can…

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Lebanese and Syrian offshore gas reserves: an untapped energy eldorado
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Lebanese and Syrian offshore gas reserves: an untapped energy eldorado

Lebanon is a potential country in the Eastern Mediterranean which could play a significant role as energy supplier, due to its huge oil and gas reserves located in…

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Levant Basin geopolitical “game changer”
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Levant Basin geopolitical “game changer”

The development and the commercialization of the natural gas reserves located in the Levant Basin could significantly represent a geopolitical “game changer”, influencing not only the regional and…

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Moderating Public Expectations about the Lebanese Hydrocarbon Sector
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Moderating Public Expectations about the Lebanese Hydrocarbon Sector

The media reports and politicians statements which are seen and heard in Lebanon have set high expectations related to the prospective oil and gas industry. These expectations are…

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Can Lebanon Escape the Resource Curse?
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Can Lebanon Escape the Resource Curse?

  After two and a half years without a president, Lebanon’s Parliament has elected Michel Aoun to the post. Now, Lebanon can turn its attention to oil and…

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هل فات لبنان قطارُ النفط؟
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هل فات لبنان قطارُ النفط؟

الكاتب: عبود زهر – اختصاصي نفط وغاز تشهد بلدان الحوض الشرقي للبحر الأبيض المتوسّط في الآونة الأخيرة تطورات في قطاع النفط قّلما شهدتها من قبل. فلا يمضي شهرٌ…

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How Valuable Are Lebanon’s Oil and Gas Revenues?
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How Valuable Are Lebanon’s Oil and Gas Revenues?

The IMF has made a detailed evaluation of the proposed fiscal regime for the oil and gas sector and the various options which depend on bids and the…

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LEBANON’S OIL AND GAS WEALTH: POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
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LEBANON’S OIL AND GAS WEALTH: POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

Lebanon’s prospects as an oil and gas producer are fueling expectations, verging on irrational exuberance, that an energy windfall would jump start the economy out of its lethargy,…

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