May 29, 2018 / 9:38 AM / a month ago

Lebanon begins offshore oil and gas exploration

BEIRUT, May 29 (Reuters) - Lebanon's energy minister said the search for the country's first oil and gas reserves began on Tuesday, after authorities approved an exploration plan submitted by a consortium of France's Total, Italy's Eni and Russia's Novatek.

Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abi Khalil also said in a televised statement that he hoped Lebanon would launch a second offshore licensing round by the end of 2018 or early 2019. (Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Mark Potter)

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