Cesar Abi Khalil

Lebanon extends first licensing round deadline

The deadline to place bids in Lebanon’s first licensing round was extended from September 15 until October 12, 2017, Minister of Energy and Water Cesar Abi Khalil announced in a statement on September 7.

The authorities insist this is a …

Eni haunted by corruption rumors in Lebanon

The rumor about Lebanese officials supposedly asking Italian company, Eni, for bribes in return for an exploration license is still making the rounds. It fades and resurfaces at random.

The news was first reported in 2015 in a local newspaper …

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