The crew on board the Polarcus Adira in the Mediterranean Sea, conducting surveys for Lebanon's prospective offshore oil and gas exploration, Thursday, May 30, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Half a dozen parliamentary committees began a joint session Tuesday morning to discuss draft laws pertaining to offshore oil and gas exploration, among other concerns.The country's prospective Sovereign Fund and the petroleum sector's general directorate are reportedly points of controversy between the two leaders, as the two ministries with claims to these sectors – Energy and Finance – are helmed by an affiliate of Aoun, in the case of the former, and Berri, in the case of the latter.5 -- Proposed law to establish a general directorate for the petroleum sector, within the Finance Ministry.
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