Lebanon’s, Jordan’s, Syria’s, and Egypt’s oil and energy ministers met on Wednesday in Amman, approving a roadmap of providinh Lebanon with the Egyptian gas in order to help the Lebanese authorities overcome the electricity crisis.
The meeting was attended by the Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water Raymond Ghajar, Syrian Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Bassam Tohme, Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Hala Zawati, and Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tariq Al-Mulla.
In a joint press conference, the Jordanian minister, Hala Al-Zawati, announced that the meeting discussed providing Lebanon with the Egyptian natural gas, adding that another meeting will be meeting to mull supplying Lebanon with the Jordanian electricity. In this context, the Lebanese caretaker oil minister, Raymound Ghajar, clarified that Lebanon is coordinating with the World Bank funding the the reconstruction of the pipeline grid. so that it produces 450 MW of electric power.
Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla voiced hope that the country can soon export gas to Jordan to help supply Lebanon with electricity.
Syria’s Oil Minister Bassam Toameh reiterated his country’s readiness to help Lebanon import the Egyptian gas through the Syrian territories.
Source: Al-Manar English Website