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Finding common ground to fulfill the eastern Mediterranean’s potential
September 16, 2013 12:24 AM
The irony is hard to miss as Lebanon stands on the verge of an unprecedented energy boom, even as the threat of war stalks the country and its people.As recent discoveries have made abundantly clear, the entire eastern Mediterranean region has a great future awaiting it, one richer and more...
Cyprus and Lebanon partnership would be win-win
April 06, 2013 12:51 AM
Lebanon’s hosting of a key Cypriot Cabinet minister this week must have optimists in both countries hoping that in politics, at least, there really is no such thing as coincidence. Both sides have long experience with the various discomforts associated with being buffeted by outside forces,...
Cyprus sets high standard for NOCs
November 06, 2012 12:45 AM
The Eastern Mediterranean’s mounting potential as a source of vast hydrocarbon riches has mapped out a new frontier for energy consumers, and the Levant Basin’s oil and gas deposits, coupled with the region’s general political position, have created a whole new environment that...
The offshore gas craze: Is Lebanon missing the tide?
June 08, 2012 01:36 AM
However Lebanon’s politicians resolve the logjam over long-overdue appointments to the government bureaucracy, the entire frustrating process will have been more than worth it if it teaches a single lesson: Don’t let similar bouts of bickering in the future strangle this...
U.N. should declare 70 km radius offshore neutral zone
July 15, 2011 01:39 AM
BEIRUT: The acrimony over offshore energy reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin is worsening by the day, and the only parties that have consistently demonstrated an appropriate sense of urgency are those apparently bent on exacerbating the situation. Conversely, the one party with the most...
A sober reading of Lebanese electricity plan
November 02, 2010 12:00 AM
The electricity plan recently presented to Lebanon’s government is the first truly objective examination of its kind since the early 2000s, finally focusing official attention on a perennial national headache. Questions over implementation remain to be answered, but objective analysis...
Climate change: The economics of energy and water
March 28, 2009 12:00 AM
Introduction   Sustainability of the global environmental as an integral part of a sustainable economic development policy and strategy is gaining prominence and attention of world leaders and economic development policy advisers and strategists. The high and the more frequent incidents of...


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