First licensing round

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 …

Lebanon’s first offshore licensing round: Timetable

Lebanon’s Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil announced on January 26 the timetable for Lebanon’s first offshore licensing round.

As anticipated, a second pre-qualification round will be organized. The same legal, financial, technical and QHSE criteria, detailed in decree 9882/2013, …

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